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Ogun puts activities in forest reserves on hold

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OGUN State Governernment has observed with displeasure the over exploitation and illegal tree felling going on in its Forest Reserves across the State and therefore suspend all activities in the reserves with immediate effect.

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A statement by the Secretary to the State Governernment, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, said that the suspension would cover logging, timber exploitation, evacuation of logs and Forest Concession as well as activities in all Governernment and non-governmental open forest areas.

The statement added that a Committee would be set up to look into all issues affecting the State Forest Reserves and advise Governernment on a comprehensive policy and process to ensure the sustainability of the programmes being implemented in the sector

The statement enjoined stakeholders who are interested in submitting Memoranda towards the exercise to visit the Office of the Secretary to the State Governernment, Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta within two weeks from now.

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