While speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Ilorin on Monday, the State Coordinator of National Environmental Standards & Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) in Kwara, Mr. Martins Enenwaene, warned that cutting of trees without replacement leads to ecological imbalance.
Mr. Martins Enenwaene expressed that massive deforestation contributed to the destruction of properties by heavy storm.
Furthermore, he said the state had faced different flood cases which were later traced to not having enough trees.
Enenwaene stated that, “NESREA is working in conjunction with Kwara State Environmental Protection Agency (KWEPA) to orientate the public on environmental control.’’
“Kwara State Government is working hard to prevent flood by constructing drainages, burning sites and renovating Asa River,’’ he said
Enenwaene said that dumping of refuse indiscriminately would also lead to uncontrollable erosion.
“Individuals and industries are fond of dumping refuse indiscriminately and that leads to environmental risk,’’ he said.
However, he appealed to the public not to cut trees unnecessarily to avoid erosion.