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The Ogun state government has ordered the revocation of licenses of two illegal Timber dealers and Forest operators in Area J4 Forest reserve.
The Commissioner for Forestry, Engr. Tunji Akinosi gave the order while addressing the State branch of Timber Dealers Association of Nigeria, Ijebu North at his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Akinosi added that the present administration was poised to bring sanity to the State’s Forestry.
The commisoner noted that the prince Dapo Abiodun led Government’s mandate was to set agenda that would enhance Public Private Partnership.
He stressed that the PPP is fundamental to the economic growth of the State.
He added that this administration would not tolerate any illegality or injustice.
He urged stakeholders, including staff of the Ministry to cooperate with Government for the betterment of the State, stressing that ban on activities in the forest reserves remains sacrosanct.
In his remark, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Lateef Benson, also noted that the ban on State’s reserve was binding, as offenders would be sanctioned appropriately.
Also speaking, Mrs. Aishat Sulaiman, who spoke on behalf of the Association, commended the Commissioner for his immediate intervention on issues bothering members of the Association.
She pledged their unalloyed support towards achieving government’s objectives on afforestation.