Association Tasks Charcoal Producers, Stakeholders on Afforestation

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The National Charcoal Producers, Dealers, and Exporters Association of Nigeria (NACPDEAN) has announced that it will consult with government agencies to educate the charcoal industry’s stakeholders on the value of afforestation.

The association made this known in a statement made available to the media in Abuja.

The proposed event is intended to educate stakeholders about the harmful effects of deforestation, the positive effects of afforestation, and cutting-edge processing techniques to increase Nigeria’s forest resources, according to Babatunde Edu, National President of the organization.

This is with emphasis on the association trust policy on the 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 the compliance of stakeholders on afforestation to mitigate climate change.

“We also exist to fast-track growth and development of the sector and increase the contribution of the sub-sector to the Nation’s Gross Domestic Product. The event is scheduled to be held on Thursday, 16th March 2023, at the Presken Hotel Ikeja, Lagos, with the theme: ‘Sustainable Afforestation & Reforestation for Nigeria’s Posterity.”

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

The Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, and Nigerian Export Promotion Council will all collaborate on the event.

Agro Nigeria / Foluke Ibitomi

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