From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
Bauchi State Governor Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has directed traditional leaders to consider bush burning as a forbidden act in their various communities.
Mohammed stated during the turbaning reception of district head of Toro Alhaji Garba Adamu in Toro Local Government Area of the state.
He said bush burning damages trees, land fertility and crops.
The Governor who was represented by the Chairman caretaker committee of Toro Local Government Area Alhaji Shehu Buba stressed that the effect must be a public concern and not only for farmers alone.
He said the bushfires burn the yields of farms produce and destroys the vegetation cover, appealing to the traditional leaders to consider making bush burning forbidden to help curb the canker.
“If bush fires continuously burn our yields on the farms and destroy the vegetation cover every year becomes havoc.
“So I will make a passionate appeal to the district heads of Toro, Lame and Jemma’a to consider bush burning as forbidden in their various communities”, he said
The governor also charged traditional rulers in the State to ensure peace and security and guarantee the safety of lives and property of people in their respective domains.
He said traditional leaders are closer to the people and therefore should be aware of any occurrence in their domain.
“We know what your roles are in society, you are not politicians. You know those in your domains. Please ensure peace and security on your domains,” Mohammad peaded.
Earlier, the newly turban district Head of Toro Alhaji Adamu commended the government for involving traditional institutions in security procedures is very vital to the communities.
“Because they are very relevant in ensuring peace, stability and wellbeing of every given society as well as play a vital role in nation building,” he said.