In it’s bid to revive and standardize Osun forest reserves, the state government of Osun has released over ₦16m naira for the purchase of seedlings and other farm implements for the permanent nursery sites.
The commissioner for Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Sola Oladepo made this known while inspecting nursery implements at the Ministry premises.
Hon. Oladepo maintained that forest reserve areas are germane to the present administration saying “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.
He explained that “this will make the parmanent forestry nursery sites functional, adding that both exotic and indigenous seedling species will be planted for economic value”.
He listed the six forest reserves areas as: Shasha Forest Reserve Ile-Ife, Ipetu-Ikeji Forest Reserve at Owena, Ago Owu forest reserve at Ayedaade, Ila and Oba hill Forest Reserve Areas as well as the forestry reserve headquarters at Abeere.
The nursery implements purchased are wheelbarrows, storex, hose pipe, raincoat, shovels among others.