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.