BADAGRY Council to prosecute cutters of trees

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BADAGRY – Mr Huntonyon Bamgbose, Chairman Badagry West Local Council Development Area Lagos State, on warned that cutting trees would be punished.

Bamgbose gave warning at Suntan Beach in Badagry at 2014 Annual Lagos State Tree-Planting Campaign.
“Cutting down trees is punishable law; violators shall be prosecuted according to law,” he said.
He noted that cutting tree affects the eco- system.

cultivate the habit planting tree and desist from cutting trees.

“Since this place is a rural area, there are many fetish beliefs attached to trees; so, in some cases, see trees as dangerous.

“They attach spiritual to some particular trees and they believe that the best way to get rid the problem is by cutting down the trees.[eap_ad_2]

“They know that trees help the environment in so many ways.
“We have been carrying various enlightenment programmes on the importance of trees.”

Bamgbose said that the council had embarked on sensitisation to prevent the outbreak of epidemic in the council area and the entire Badagry Community.

“It is a thing of joy that efforts have begun to yield positive results, especially on -related issues, since Badagry West is a rural area,” he said.

He advised to be law-abiding.

The council planted 30 trees during the tree-planting campaign. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]