Don worries about policy inconsistency on environmental issues

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Christian Madu, expressed his concern over the inconsistency of policies on environmental issues affecting the country.

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Madu, who is Professor of Environmental Management and Control at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), said so in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Monday.

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He spoke on the sidelines of the massive logging and deforestation taking place across the country as more and more Nigerians turn to firewood and charcoal for energy for use. domestic.

NAN reports that the recent development is a direct fall in the rising price of jet fuel between N750 and N800, while one kilogram of cooking gas fell between N850 and N900 nationwide.

According to Madu, there are many reasons for the inconsistency of policies in the environment sector in the country, however, saying that the major problem is that government policies are not synchronized.

“We are proposing conflicting policies and practices at different sub-national and departmental levels that are different from central or national policy.

“It will take good leadership to look at how different units of government can work to achieve a common goal on environmental issues.

“At present, all units operate as independent islands to carry out their respective program, at the expense of the central unit or,” he said.

The donation noted that it was rather unfortunate that most residents already resorted to heavy use of firewood and charcoal for cooking and other domestic energy needs.

He said the latest development was depleting the country’s forest resources and ecosystem and endangering its trees.

“It sets us back from all the campaigning and awareness that many of us have entered into to encourage the transition to using cooking gas as a cleaner energy alternative for the betterment of our environment,” he said. -he adds.

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