The administration wants to protect Abuja’s environment

A 24 member committee on deforestation has been inaugurated by the Federal Capital Territory Administration in Abuja.

In a message to the committee on their inauguration ceremony, the minister of the territory for state in the territory?s administration, Olajumoke Akinjide, said the committee will prepare a blue print to protect the environment of the capital territory.

Oloye Akinjide said they will also foster harmonious relationship with residents of the territory and enlighten them on the need to foster a greener environment especially now that the world is facing the menace of climate change and global warming.

The minister who was represented by the permanent secretary of the territory?s administration, Anthony Ozodinobi, explained that the committee was constituted to find a lasting solution to the environmental problems facing the territory.

?The increase rate of climate change in the FCT which includes bush burning, heaps of fire wood, bags of charcoal along major roads as logs of timber from already over exploited forest in the territory will be tackled by this committee,? he said.

?FCT happens to be the fastest growing city in Africa, and undoubtedly, an area where deforestation activities are high. To cut this ugly trend therefore, I earlier directed that this community on deforestation in FCT be constituted with a view to find a lasting solution the menace,? he stated.

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