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FCTA: CUTTING TREES IN YOUR COMPOUND, ATTRACTS FINE OF N100,000 PER TREE.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration  (FCTA ) said it is an offence for residents to cut down trees planted in private compounds without permission from government. 

The Department of Parks and Recreation disclosed that anyone caught cutting down grown up   trees both in private compound and in public places will pay a fine of N100,000 per tree. 

Director of the Department,  Hajia Riskatu Abdulazeez disclosed this over the weekend during a  tour of the sites where blossoming flamboyant trees are planted within the city centre. 

Abdulazeez noted that once trees planted in private houses have grown,  it has become a  public property that requires the permission of government before it can be removed. 

She explained that government was making efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change on the city and won’t allow reckless actions that can further endanger life.

According to her, after any tree is cut down with the permission of the Department, it is also mandatory that two trees are planted as replacement for each tree removed. 

She further explained that even estate developers who remove trees to pave ways for their projects,  are also compelled by laws to pay and  replant the trees.

She added that trees are not just planted for environmental protection alone,  but for beautification and aesthetic appeal. 

Abdulazeez noted that nature has made human being to be dependent on trees for oxygen while the trees also depend on human being for carbon dioxide.

She said,  ” Cutting down of trees is not allowed in the city, we have a penalty. The policy stipulates that if you plant a tree in your compound, once it is grown, it is no more your tree, it has become a public property.

” Before such trees are cut down,  the permission of the Department of Parks and Recreation must be sought. Anyone who cuts down tree illegally,  depending on the size  and age of the tree , such person will pay a fine of N100,000 per tree and will also be compelled to plant a minimum of two trees as replacement. 

” Even when permission is granted for anyone to legally remove trees, such trees must be replaced with two trees and if there is no space within the place where the trees were removed, the Department will provide a place where the trees can be planted. 

” We don’t plant trees for environmental protection alone, but for beautification and aesthetic appeal.

” Trees in general has enormous benefits and importance  for human being.  The oxygen we breath is from the trees, we breath out carbon dioxide which the trees use to live. 

” Apart from the life the trees give us, it also douses noise it reduces glare and mitigates the effects of climate change. We are all feeling the effects of climate change , it is attributed to the rate at which we cut down trees, leading to deforestation. 

 ” As for the housing developers who have been cutting down trees to pave ways for their construction, most of them apply for permission to remove trees and they are also made to pay before removing the trees”, Abdulazeez added.

FCT POLICE REASSURES RESIDENTS OF SAFETY

The FCT Police Command wishes to reassure residents of adequate protection of lives and property in the Federal Capital Territory.

  1. Therefore, the Commissioner of Police CP. Bala Ciroma has deployed overt and covert strategies to curb banditry and criminal activities particularly on the borders of the territory.
  2. In addition, the Commissioner of Police has launched an advance collaborative approach to address the security concerns.
  3. On this note, we wish to reaffirm our undeterred resolve towards the protection of lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory.
  4. The Command implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653,08028940883 and to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) number : 09022222352

ASP Yusuf Mariam,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For: The Commissioner of Police
FCT Police Command,
Abuja

LIST /REG NO. OF TRAFFIC LIGHT VIOLATION OFFENDERS

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FCT WATER BOARD PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

NOTICE:

FCT Water Board wish to inform the general public that its team of engineers will carry out urgent maintenance of its main trunk line that conveys water to Kubwa, Airport, Gwagwalada and their envrons. The maintenance work is scheduled to take place from the early hours of Saturday morning the 10th of April and completed on Monday morning the 12th of April, 2021.


Consequently, there will be disruption of water supply to the residents of Kubwa Airport, Gwagwalada and environs from the evening of Friday 9th April, 2021.


In view if this development, the general public especially our esteemed customers, are advised to store and manage water ahead of the maintenance work to avoid any inconvenience.

The FCT Water Board wish to assure the general public that normal Water Supply will be restored on Monday evening the 11th of April, 2021.


The Board regrets any inconveniences that might be experienced within the period.

Signed

Management