Osun Set to handover Oba Hill National Park to FG … Adejoorin.

Osun Set to handover Oba Hill National Park to FG … Adejoorin.

…..A handing over Transition Committee set up by the State Government,

Olubunmi Badiora

Commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Hon Mayowa Adejoorin has promised that, no stone will be left unturned in the handing over process of the Oba Hill National Park in Osun State to the Federal Government.

Hon.Adejoorin disclosed this at the inaugural sitting of the Transition Committee held at the office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Sanitation.

The inaugural meeting which had in attendance, representatives from different Ministries,Departments and Agencies of Government in the state constitutes the Transition Committee for a hitch free hand-over

Hon Adejoorin who doubles as the Chairman of the transition committee emphasised the significance of the park to the country’s tourism industry, noting that ,it is one of the most popular parks in the country, with a rich history and diverse wildlife.

He said the handing over became necessary because of the letter earlier received by the State from the Federal Government intimating it to hand over the Park for preservation of the exotic and diverse wildlife found in it.

The Environment and Sanitation Commissioner,therefore enjoined all the stakeholders in the handing over process to work together so as to ensure a hitch free handover of the Park to the Federal Government.

Also speaking,the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry ,Mr Richard Oyegbami assured the Committee of the State Government’s commitment for a smooth and seamless handover process, stating that the State Government was proud of its stewardship of the Park and the strides made in preserving its natural heritage before the request from the F.G.

He added among among other things, that, the Park will take off with staff members who may wish to transfer their services to the Federal Civil Service as forms to that effect are already available.

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