Nasarawa State Government bans use and sales of charcoal

Written by on December 20, 2021

The Nasarawa State Government has banned the use and sales of charcoal in the state to protect the environment.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Mr. Aliyu Agwai, announced this while addressing newsmen on Saturday in Lafia.

He said that the process of producing charcoal is harmful to the environment by destroying the climate and increasing global warming.

Agwai noted that burning of charcoal, especially, would produce harmful emission.

He warned those selling and using charcoal to desist to avoid prosecution in case of violation.

He lauded the residents of the state for the level of compliance with the sensitisation programme on environmental sanitation.

Ameen Kantyok


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