Charcoal Ban in kogi , Draconia, anti people policy.— Idris Miliki Abdul.
The media reports in the last few days suggest that those who came up with that reactionary pronouncement are not in tune with the reality on the situation on ground.
In the first instance , the production of charcoal is done only in kogi state?
Are we in a military regime in kogi state? .
Despite the numerous environmental challenges facing the state, that is not being attended to by the ministry of environment.
Where did the stakeholders met to agree on this draconian policy? Was it ever discussed at the state executive council meeting and when?
How can someone wake up from sides of his bed to say no to transporting charcoal across the 21, local government areas in the state.
We call on the state governor to talk to his appointees to consult widely before making policies that doesn’t have any meaningful impact on the people.
If the people can produce charcoal, why can’t they buy and bring to the state for their usage, if any one travel to federal capital territory, charcoal is every where. We call on the commissioner and the ministry of environment to reasons and resined this unpopular policy banning the production, transportation, usage of charcoal in the state, in the interest of people ,peace, and the economic realities in Nigeria and Kogi state.
A government that is paying percentage salaries can not sustain such unpopular and reactionary policy.
Idris miliki Abdul
Conscience for human rights and conflict Resolution.
Lokoja, kogi state
13 march 2022