Gov. Ahmed Canvasses Effective Management Of The Environment

Kwara state governor, Ahmed
Gov Ahmed says he won’t tolerate commercial activities that adversely affect the environment.

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has called for effective management of the environment to protect the eco-system and save it from depletion and over-exploitation.

Governor Ahmed made the call when executive members of the Kwara State Forestry Stakeholders Congress led by its president, Abdullahi Agbobamu visited him at the Governor’s Lodge in Ilorin, the state capital.

According to him,” there is a growing concern over poor management of the environment which leads to desertification and depletion of the environment”.

The governor called on the Congress not to engage in acts that could hurt the environment with a view to saving the environment from losing its values.

The governor charged members of the congress to partner with the government in the conservation of the environment and creation of wealth.

“The danger is not in the felling of trees but in not planting more trees to guide against deforestation and desertification.

Efforts must be made by stakeholders and,  in deed,  all Nigerians to protect our environment by embracing the tree planting culture”, the governor said.

The governor promised to support the congress through the micro, small and medium enterprises platforms in order to promote their businesses.

Animal, Plant Conservation Would Boost Nigeria’s Tourism – Experts

The role of wildlife in maintaining the balance of the eco-system has been highlighted in this edition of Earthfile.

A botanist, Dr. Kadiri Akinbabalola, called for the conservation of animals and plants.

He said that there was need to use plants and animals wisely to make sure that the coming generation would benefit from the natural resources.

Safeguarding of Gardens is necessary to ensure that these resources serve its purposes.

The Director, Zoological Gardens, University of Ibadan, Dr. Adejumoke Morenikeji, stressed that need for proper care of Zoological gardens as they serve as places of relaxation, research and for conservation.

An Environmentalist, Dr. Adetokunbo Adedeji, also emphasised the need for the Nigerian government to pay more attention to conservation of animals and plants.

“I have not seen any serious programme by the government that has addressed the issue of conservation,” he said.

Proper conservation of the wildlife will boost Nigeria’s tourism sector and create jobs.

The Edition of Earthfile looks at the need for conservation of animals and plants to save the environment.