Environment Protection

Delta State Monarchs Raise Alarm over Indiscriminate Bush Burnings, Threat to Habitat

Members of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council have voiced concerns over the escalating issue of indiscriminate bush burning perpetrated by certain individuals across the state. This worrisome trend, they emphasized, poses a significant threat to both food security within the state and the broader national context.

From their meeting in Asaba, the first Vice Chairman of the Council, Pere of Akugbene Mien, S. P Luke Kalanama V111, emphasized the imperative for immediate action to curb this detrimental practice, noting its potential to undermine government initiatives aimed at ensuring food security.

The monarchs articulated that the consequences of indiscriminate bush burning extend far beyond environmental devastation, also encompassing the destruction of vital economic trees, food crops, and, in some instances, residential structures. In response to this pressing issue, the Council issued a five-point communiqué, urging the state government to swiftly implement robust enlightenment and sensitization campaigns to underscore the dangers associated with bush burning.

Additionally, they appealed to the populace to actively participate in and support routine immunization programs, recognizing their pivotal role in enhancing the health of targeted demographic groups.

Further, they extended congratulations to the Ebenanaowei of Tuomo Kingdom, Rtd. Hon Justice F. F. Tabai, on his fifth coronation anniversary, expressing well-wishes for his continued success.

The gathering also observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the late Asagba of Asaba, Obi, Professor Chike Edozien.

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