Government approves two-year jail term for cutting tree in Jigawa
Birnin Kudu Local Government Council in Jigawa State has approved two years jail term on anybody arrested cutting tree without Government permission.
Magaji Yusuf, the council chairman disclosed this on Thursday at a town hall meeting held at Birnin Kudu town.
He said the council had approved the law as part of its efforts to reduce the rampant cutting of trees to prevent environmental degradation.
He explained that under the law, anybody arrested cutting a tree without the authorities concerned would face the wrath of the law.
“The defaulters will face two years jail term with fine,” he stated.
Yusuf added that the council had established a strong committee to work with the Forest Guard and arrest any body cutting trees without government permission.
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