Deforestation: Kwara warns residents

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ILORIN – The Kwara Government on Monday warned residents of the state against engaging in activities that could lead deforestation.

Mr Tunji Moronfoye, the Commissioner for and Communication, gave the warning when he addressed newsmen in llorin.

He said government was making  efforts  to sustain the natural environment in the state and would allow any body or group to impede this.

The commissioner said a seven-man committee on environment set up by the state government would continue to monitor activities in the forests to ensure compliance.

Moronfoye, however, appealed to teachers and local government staff to be patient with  government in its bid to   the N3,000  added to the of civil servants.

He attributed the delay in the payment of the  increment to shortage of funds.

The  commissioner also assured the staff of  parastatal agencies of  government’ commitment to effecting the payment.

He advised the people of the state continue to support the state government in its effort to ensure delivery of  the dividends of democracy.  (NAN)