Ogun Govt. Partners Private Sector On Forest Regeneration Project - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Ogun Govt. Partners Private Sector On Forest Regeneration Project

The Ogun State Government says it will partner private organisations in its coming forest regeneration and infrastructural development projects in Imeko and Aworo Forest Reserves. 

The State Commissioner for Forestry, Engr. Tunji Akinosi  made this known while  receiving a delegation of the Abeokuta branch of Nigeria Society of Engineers, (NSE), recently at his office in Oke-mosan Abeokuta.

He explained that the approved 108,000 hectares, referred to as 'Iledotun', would be for tree planting, games reserve, quarters and other physical facilities.

Akinosi added that the Imeko and Aworo Forest reserves had been devastated by various human activities because of its long negligence.

The Commissioner said  that the present administration had  put measures in place to developed and manage the state's forest reserves for adequate sustainability.

He described engineers as change agents who value the importance of infrastructures and public utilities.

Akinosi added that the government would partner with many private firms on tree cultivation and building of infrastructural projects, to improve the socio-economic standard of the community and its people.

As an engineer, the Commissioner said the State's massive forest regeneration in the forest reserves would serve as part of its contribution to the ozone layer's recovery percentage record, celebrated globally in October last year.

He assured that the current administration would not lag behind in its advocacy for tree planting this year 2021.

The NSE Chairman, Engr. Kolawole Olonade, said the Governor Dapo Abiodun's administration began on an impressive note, by giving notable attention to various areas of socio -economic development already impacting positively on lives across the state.

He appreciated the administration for its  successes accomplished in other sectors including health, education, infrastructures, housing and agriculture amongst others, expressing confidence that it would not only bring economic growth, but a functional human development in the State.

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