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Plateau’s Environment Ministry wants review of environmental laws


Jos –  The Ministry of Environment in Plateau has called for the review of the state’s environmental laws to enable it to offer better services.
Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Ezekiel Pam, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos.
Pam said that environmental health law in the state was enacted in 2000, adding that review of the law would strengthen the ministry and improve its efficiency.
“We have an environmental health law which was enacted in 2000 and this quite some time. Along this period, we have had emerging situations that need to be factored into the existing laws.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
“We need to come up with regulations and standards to protect the environment.
“There is also a need to domesticate some of the national environmental policies to the benefit of the state, which will in turn, make the environment a better place for us all,” he explained.
He disclosed that when reviewed, the laws would give legal backing to the ministry for some of its activities.
“When we know that we have the legal backing, enforcing the laws becomes easier,’’ the permanent secretary said. (NAN)

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