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Ondo plants six million trees to boost forest reserves


Ogun State governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun

To further save Ondo State forest reserve from depletion, the state government has reiterated its determination at making it more viable and useful to the citizenry, especially to stem the incidence of global climate change.

While speaking with The Guardian, the Special Adviser to the state governor on Natural Resources, Lawal Fatai Olusina, said that the administration has stepped up its efforts and put in place measures to preserve the reserves for more congenial habitation. 

Olusina noted that over six million of trees, ranging from teak, melania and other species have been planted on more than 3,000 hectares of land quarterly since the Akeredolu government came to power one year ago.  

According to the governor’s aide, these efforts were not only geared at replenishing the forest reserves that was depleted in the past by encroachers, but also to make the state viable economically.

He added that the new trend have attracted investors, who were also given some favourable terms and concessions at ensuring that forest reserves across the state are viable, preserved and protected from collapse.

Olusina lauded the state governor for the “sincerity of purpose, tenacity of intentions and priority accorded the project” in the past 365 days in office, describing the government “as people-oriented administration in nearly all spheres of human endeavours.”

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