Osun Set to Revive Forest Reserves to Boost the State’s Economy
Osun state government state said it has released over N16 million for the purchase of seedlings and other farm implements for the permanent nursery sites in conclusion of arrangement to revive the state forest reserves.
While speaking to newsmen in Osogbo on Wednesday, the state commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Sola Oladepo stated that this step when taken would boost the economy of the state.
While inspecting nursery implements (wheelbarrows, Tank, hosepipe, raincoat, shovels) at the Ministry’s premises, Oladepo maintained that forest reserve areas are important to the present administration.
The commissioner explained that “in view of this, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has directed the raising of 250,000 trees seedlings in the six zones of the state” so as to increase forest coverage in the State.
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“This will make the permanent forestry nursery sites functional, adding that both exotic and indigenous seedling species will be planted for economic value”.
Oladepo listed the six forest reserves areas namely, Shasha Forest Reserve Ile-Ife, Ago Owu forest reserve at Ayedaade, Ipetu Ikeji Forest Reserve at Owena, Ila and Oba hill Forest Reserve Areas as well as the forestry reserve headquarters at Abeere.
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