Group to enlighten charcoal producers on tree planting

Oluwanifemi Ojo
Oluwanifemi Ojo
Burned wood, Charcoal

The National Charcoal Producers, Dealers and Exporters Association of Nigeria plans a consultative meeting with government agencies to enlighten charcoal stakeholders on the importance of afforestation, known as tree planting.

The association disclosed this on Sunday in a statement accessed by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

The National President of the association, Mr Babatunde Edu, said the aim of the meeting is to sensitize stakeholders on the need for afforestation and processing innovations to enhance forest resources in Nigeria. He also touched on the effects of deforestation.

Part of the statement reads, “This is with emphasis on the association trust policy on issuance of Afforestation Pass and Charcoal Lifting Rights by the National Association for compliance of stakeholders to streamline the sub-sector in furtherance to the association’s aims and objectives.

“NACPDEAN is to ensure compliance of stakeholders on afforestation to mitigate climate change.

“We also exist to fast-track growth and development of the sector and to increase the contribution of the sub-sector to the Nation’s Gross Domestic Product.”

According to Edu, the event, themed “Sustainable Afforestation & Reforestation for Nigeria’s Posterity”, is slated to hold on Thursday, March 16 2023, at the Presken Hotel Ikeja, Lagos by 10a.m.

He further stated, “All Exporting Stakeholders in the charcoal sub-sector are invited to the consultative meeting with the government and also shipping companies, freight forwarders, and terminal operators will be in attendance.”

NAN also reported that the event will be in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, and Nigerian Export Promotion Council, among others.

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