FG To Review Forest Reserves Policies

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to commence the review of its policies on forest reserves.

The Minister of Environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed, made this known on Monday at an event to mark the 2016 International Day of Forests.

She said that the nation was yet to tap into the economic benefits of its forest resources, owing to inadequate legislations and enforcement drive.

The Minister added that the Federal Government was looking at the possibility of sanctioning those involved in indiscriminate felling.

March 21 of every year has been set aside globally to create a platform to enlighten people on the importance of all types of tress in and outside forests.

The forests play a vital role in our daily lives, even as over 2,000 indigenous cultures depend on forests for their livelihood such as feeding, medicine and shelter.

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