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Edo tackles emission of green house gases

Edo State Government has said it will intensify effort against the burning of wastes, especially those that emit corrosive and other green house gasses which deplete the ozone layer.

Commissioner for Environment and Public Utilities, Prince Clem Agba, gave the assurance in Benin City in an address to mark the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.

According to the commissioner, to ensure that this was sustained, there was a law to aid the prosecution of offenders as regards the monthly sanitation exercise in addition to the Pollution Management Law, 2010, already in force.

The commissioner, whose address was read by Augustine Akhuamheakhua, a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, said government had intensified the policing of the forest reserves to prevent indiscriminate felling of trees



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