The federal authorities has “conditionally” lifted the ban on the export of wooden and charcoal.
Mohammed Abdullahi, Minister of Surroundings, stated this in Abuja on Thursday, January 19, after a consultative assembly with stakeholders within the timber and reforestation sector.
He stated many companies have been affected by the ban and the choice has been made to permit the non-public sector and people to spend money on reforestation.
The minister warned that the federal government will put in place strict measures to finish the misuse of forests and guarantee sustainable forest administration.
He tweeted: “At present within the Inexperienced Constructing of the Federal Ministry of the Surroundings I gave my consent for a conditional lifting of the ban/suspension on the export of charcoal and processed wooden after a complete consultative engagement with stakeholders within the timber/afforestation sector and worth chain.
“The ministry noticed that many companies have been unintentionally affected, particularly those who convert waste into wealth for export by the ban.
“As a accountable authorities, we’d not be inflexible in our insurance policies and can all the time hearken to residents on how these insurance policies have an effect on them. Thus, we can be versatile in our selections.
“The disposal determination taken by the federal government as we speak is a chance for the non-public sector and people to speculate closely within the plantation institutions for their very own use sooner or later.”
The Minister who launched the Nigeria Timber Legality Requirements and Tips doc on the occasion implored corporations and people to adjust to the rules to keep away from prosecution.
He stated: “Because of this, the Nigerian authorities has put in place stringent measures to stem the tide of our forestry abuses and guarantee sustainable forest administration, together with the institution of a joint process pressure, the Nationwide Forestry Belief Fund. , Nigeria Timber Legality Requirements, Inter-Ministerial.
“A nationwide inter-agency stakeholder discussion board on combating wildlife and forest crime in Nigeria (together with nationwide elephant and ivory motion plans), revised tips on the timber and charcoal export and a sustained reforestation program. I then launched the Nigeria Timber Legality Requirements and Steerage Doc.”