CROSS RIVERS, Nigeria – Government Ben Ayade of Cross River State has threatened to sack any head of local government administration in the state (HOLGA) that allows illegally logged woods pass through his or her domain.
According to a press statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity Christian Ita, the governor is insistent that such an administrator would be sacked or have his appointment terminated from the state civil service.
“It should be noted that any HOLGA that allows illegally logged woods to pass through his or her local government area, faces termination from the local government service’ the statement added.
Ita further said that the state governor, Sir Ben Ayade has approved the dissolution of the state anti-deforestation task-force with immediate effect.
Consequently, “His Excellency has approved the appointment of an interim task-force to enforce the anti-deforestation policy of the government.
“The new interim task-force has Dr. Odey Oyama as chairman with the 18 Heads of Local Government Administration (HOLGA) as members.