OYO State Government has saluted the bravery of Park Rangers at the Old Oyo National Park, while appealing to Nigerians to desist from cutting trees and harming rangers guarding forests.
Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Wasiu Olatubosun said this on Tuesday, during the celebration of 2022 World Ranger Day, marked at the Old National Park, Oyo.
World Ranger Day, which is marked annually on July 31, pays tribute to those who have fallen in the fight to save forests, wild animals and trees, as well as show support for those still fighting.
He said the state government recognises reforms on forestry laws and policies, through its Forestry department.
Dr. Olatubosun also advocated the need for enlightenment on forestry activities and the significance of the world celebrating the Ranger’s Day.
He added that Oyo State is enjoying relative peace due to the synergy within the security architecture of the State.
On behalf of the Oyo State
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