The Nasarawa State Government has reiterated its commitment to protect the environment, particularly its natural sites.
Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Musa Ibrahim-Abubakar, said this during an assessment visit to Tungan-Nupawa Lake, in Lafia East Development Area on Thursday, April 15, 2021.
Ibrahim-Abubakar was accompanied by his counterpart from Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Dogo Shammah.
He explained that the visit was to assess the lake before taking over of the site by the state government for benefit of the community and the entire state.
The commissioner identified indiscriminate felling of trees along the Lake Bank and removal of waterliley as some of human activities threatening the water body and called for a change of attitude.
Also, the commissioner for information explained that the state government had concluded plans to develop the Tungan-Nupawa Lake in an effort to develop tourism sector of the state.
He told the Tungan-Nupawa community that the road linking them with Asakio had already been captured in this year’s budget and advised them to always support government’s efforts for the good of all.
The entourage, which also comprised the Overseer, Lafia East Development Area, Shuaibu Buba, Director of Tourism, Ministry of information, Mr Cyril Agyele among others, crossed the lake in a canoe to assess the area.
Earlier, the team visited Sarkin Tungan-Nupawa, Alhaji Ahmadu Jibrin, and the Osakio of Owusakio, Mr.Osula Inarigu, where the royal fathers assured the commissioners of their support and prayed for success of the project.
By Mohammed Baba Busu