Progress towards establishment of National Timber Certification Council in Nigeria

Progress towards establishment of National Timber Certification Council in Nigeria On 20 January 2018, with the directional help of Remi Sournia, Projects & Development Officer at PEFC, the Nigerian hardwood trading company BlackCamel Energy Ltd organised the first National Stakeholders information meeting on Sustainable Forest Management in Nigeria through certification at Nandas Hotel, Sagamu, Nigeria. At the meeting, Joseph Olajide, Chairman of BlackCamel Energy Ltd, informed the stakeholders on the critical situation of Nigeria’s forests affected by widespread illegal logging and endangered woods’ trading. The meeting’s attendees unanimously agreed that Nigeria needs a National Timber Certification Council that will…