Stakeholders  Seek  Stiffer Penalties  For  Environmental  Offenders

    Stakeholders  Seek  Stiffer Penalties  For  Environmental  Offenders

    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    Stakeholders  have called  for stiffer  sanctions  on  environmental defaulters,  as a means  of preventing  practices  that  pose dangers  to the  environment.

    They expressed this at a stakeholders consultative  meeting  on disaster risk  reduction,  organised  by Christian  Aid in Kaduna  on Wednesday.

    The meeting  aimed  at  sensitizing  Nigerians  in three states, Venue,  Plateau and  Kaduna on early  warning for early  action,  saw the participants  suggest  several  ways  of saving the environment through  healthy  practices.

    Some of the suggestions  handed  out included  the strengthening of environment law enforcers  to empower them to fine or prosecute offenders,  depending  on the weight of the offence.

    Traditional  rulers,  security  personnel  from the Police,  National  Security  and Civil Defence Corps  (NSCDC), emergency management agencies, para military, media,  civil society groups were  among the  stakeholders that were present.


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