The Borno State Authorities stated on Sunday that it had banned the sale of charcoal and firewood on main streets within the metropolis to stop air pollution within the metropolis.
Kakashehu Lawan, the Commissioner for Justice, disclosed this in an announcement made accessible to the Information Company of Nigeria in Maiduguri.
Mr. Lawan mentioned that sellers of the commodities have been anticipated to relocate to a brand new market on Damboa Highway designated for the sale of charcoal and firewood.
“Gross sales of charcoal and firewood alongside main streets is hereby banned.
“All these engaged within the enterprise ought to relocate to the Charcoal and Firewood market alongside Damboa Street in Maiduguri,” he mentioned.
Mr. Lawan gave a two-week discover to all sellers to both relocate to the market or face prosecution.
He stated that the operation of charcoal and firewood sellers on main streets had constituted environmental hazard within the state.
“Authorities motion is predicated on the truth that the gross sales of these things on our streets has develop into a supply of air pollution in addition to well being hazard to the general public,” Lawan mentioned.
He stated that authorities had additionally concluded plans to demolish all unlawful constructions and shanties in markets throughout the state.
“All unlawful markets are hereby banned and homeowners are suggested to relocate to recognised markets like Bolori, Abbaganaram, Gamboru amongst others.
“They’ve two weeks inside which to relocate as such constructions can be demolished within the subsequent two weeks,” Mr. Lawan stated.
He defined that authorities motion was primarily based on the truth that these locations have been getting used as hideouts for criminals.
“Such locations not solely deface the atmosphere however usually function hideouts or spots for suicide bombers, criminals or legal actions,” Mr. Lawan mentioned.
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