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Anambra outlaws deforestation

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INDISCRIMINATE felling of trees without replanting, bush burning and other hazardous environmental activities have been outlawed in Anambra State.

  Anambra Commissioner for Environment, Felix Odimegwu, announced the new policy while calling on the residents to brace up to key behind the ministry, to tackle challenges of working hard by the people to maintain a safe, healthy and clean environment for all.

  Speaking to newsmen in Awka, Mr Odimegwu said government had mapped out activities to consolidate gains made during 2022 World Environmental Day, recently.

  Describing the policy as part of efforts to build on Gov. Charles Soludo, the commissioner said that the governor tagged his ideal environment success as a fight to gain clean, greener, planned and sustainable cities, communities and markets that would transform Anambra to a smart state.

  Also speaking, Chairman, Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), Mr. Michael Ivenso said the agency was aware of the environmental challenges being faced by Anambra people and disclosed that efforts were intensified daily to surmount them.

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