Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has stated that the federal government cannot destroy the forests just because it wants to eliminate bandits that use the place as hideouts.
Lai Mohammed who revealed this while speaking with Channels Tv explained that destroying the forests would affect the eco-system. According to him, the government can’t destroy the forests because of climate change.
The minister said, “We cannot destroy the forest because of climate change. The better approach is not to destroy the forest because it would affect the eco-system but what we need is better consultation with sub-national government and security agencies on how to secure the forest to make them safe for everybody. Those forests are used as hideouts but I think with technology today and when all our platforms are delivered, it will no longer be business as usual as the forest will not save those criminals and bandits but again we need the collaborative effort of everyone.”
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