Ben Ayade

Cross River State to embark on intensive logging control

In a bid to protect our forest and curb indiscriminate logging in the state, the Cross River State government through the office of the Senior Special Assistant on logging and control activities is set to commence on an intensive logging control drive across the state.

In a statement, the SSA, logging and control activities, Josephine Ukwudi Atsa, noted that “Illegal logging has significant environmental, economic, and societal costs. Illegal logging is the harvest, transportation, purchase or sale of timber in violation of state, national and international laws.

“As you are aware, Cross River State presently has about 40 percent of the remaining threatened tropical rain forest (TRF) in Nigeria. These forests harbor the largest remnant of comparably unlogged TRFs in the country. Our forest is also renowned, worldwide for its ecotourism potentials. It is unarguably an important state asset which requires protection against illegal logging.”

“To curb this crime and illegality, His Excellency, Sen. Ben Ayade instituted a framework to combat, control and terminate illegal logging in the state.  

“We will be commencing and embarking on an intensive logging drive across the length and breadth of the state. The exercise is scheduled to start on the 9th of June, 2020. The various chairmen of Timber Association will be invited for meeting soon.” she added.

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