Gov Mohammed tasks traditional leaders on bush burning




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By Ahmed  Mohammed Kaigama

Toro (Bauchi State) – Gov. Bala Mohammed on Saturday directed to treat bush burning as a forbidden act their various communities.

Mohammed gave the task on Saturday during the turbaning reception the District Head Toro, Alhaji Garba Adamu, Toro Local Government Area the state.

He said bush burning damage trees, land fertility and crops.

Represented by the , Caretaker Toro Local Government Council, Alhaji Shehu Buba, the governor stressed that the effect be a public concern and not only for alone.

He said the bushfires burnt the yields farms produced and destroyed the vegetation cover, appealing to the  to consider making bush burning forbidden to help curb the .

“If bush fires continuously burn our yields on the farms and destroy the vegetation cover every year becomes a havoc.

“So I will make a passionate appeal to the district heads of Toro, Lame and Jemma’a  to consider bush burning as forbidden their various communities,” he said.

The governor also charged rulers in the state to ensure and security, and guarantee the safety of lives and of in their respective domains.

He said traditional are closer to the and therefore be aware of any occurrence in their domain.

“We know what your roles are in , you are not . You know those in your domains. Please ensure and security in your domains,” Mohammad charged.

Earlier, the district head of Toro commended the government for involving traditional institutions in security procedures, noting that it is very vital to the communities.

“Because they are very relevant in ensuring , stability and wellbeing of every given as well as play a vital role in nation building,” Adamu said.

(NAN)