The Kano State Government is set to introduce legislation aimed at curbing illegal tree felling and sand mining throughout the state. Dr. Muhammad Khalil, the Managing Director of the Erosion and Climate Change Management Agency, revealed this plan following an awareness campaign in Takai, Sumaila, and Albasu local governments highlighting the dangers associated with unauthorized and indiscriminate tree cutting.
While expressing the agency’s commitment to educating residents across all 44 local governments in the state, Dr. Khalil emphasized that the next step would involve leading efforts to enact laws specifically targeting these practices. He asserted that the implementation of such laws would serve as a vital mechanism to address environmental challenges, including deforestation and erosion.
Areas in Kano, particularly in Ungogo and Warawa local governments, are currently facing the imminent threat of soil erosion. This has prompted residents to consistently appeal for government intervention, fearing the potential loss of their homes and farmlands.