Ogun Beefs Up Security In Forest Reserves - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Ogun Beefs Up Security In Forest Reserves

Ogun State Government has engaged  the services of Military officers to stop the disturbing rate of  illegal tree felling and farming  and safeguard its forests  reserve from total extinction

The State Commissioner for Forestry, Engr. Tunji Akinosi who made this known in a meeting with Army Officers at the 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, said  that the action was necessary to curb nefarious acts being perpetrated by bad element.

Akinosi said the State would not rest on its oars and allow some illegal settlers and lawless contractors destroy the social-economic legacies and resources of the State, despite the continuous efforts of the present government towards saving the forest reserve.

“We must adopt a robust arrangement to deal with the situation, as some inhabitants and bad elements in the State want the forest to go into extinction. We must not rest on our oars towards saving the forest”, he said.

The Commissioner pointed out that if trees were to be taken out of reserves, the procedure must be acceptable and systematic, saying it would save the forest and other resources from further destruction.

Responding, the Commander, 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala, Abeokuta, Brig. Gen. Adewale Adekoya, said as Military officers, professional templates would be involved to fight the menace, adding that it is their duty to protect the forest and preserve a civil society.

He assured that the officers would align with the present administration to combat illegalities in the State’s forest reserves.

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