The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has called for effective management of the environment to protect the eco-system and save it from depletion and over-exploitation.
Governor Ahmed made the call when executive members of the Kwara State Forestry Stakeholders Congress led by its president, Abdullahi Agbobamu visited him at the Governor’s Lodge in Ilorin, the state capital.
According to him,” there is a growing concern over poor management of the environment which leads to desertification and depletion of the environment”.
The governor called on the Congress not to engage in acts that could hurt the environment with a view to saving the environment from losing its values.
The governor charged members of the congress to partner with the government in the conservation of the environment and creation of wealth.
“The danger is not in the felling of trees but in not planting more trees to guide against deforestation and desertification.
Efforts must be made by stakeholders and, in deed, all Nigerians to protect our environment by embracing the tree planting culture”, the governor said.
The governor promised to support the congress through the micro, small and medium enterprises platforms in order to promote their businesses.