Henceforth anyone that flouts environmental laws, regulations and standards in Taraba State would be made to face the wrath of the law.Director General of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Dr. Lawrence C. Anukam, who read the riot act, yesterday, during the official commissioning of the agency’s field office in Jalingo, observed that there is “a direct relationship between the health of our people and the state of our environment.”
He said the protection of the environment makes for a healthier nation, hence a better socio-economic development, emphasising that all hands must be on deck to protect the environment.
“Exploration, abuse, degradation and pollution of our environment will only spell doom and will be a big impediment in our quest to achieve sustainable development, everyone, irrespective of political or economy status, must comply with environmental laws.
“It is therefore necessary that we comply with relevant environment laws, regulations and standards, as no individual or corporate entity is above the laws of the land,” Anukam said.
The establishment of the agency’s field office, would provide a veritable springboard for cooperation and partnership with the state government, particularly in the area of environmental protection and sustainable development.