The Ogun State Ministry of Forestry in collaboration with Tai Solarin University of Education has concluded plans to establish a zoological and botanical garden in the state.
Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, made this known while signing the memorandum of understanding between the ministry and the university at the Council Chamber of the institution in Ijagun.
Chief Lawal said the ministry and the university decided to collaborate on the project due to its numerous socio-economic benefits that would accrue to the state, especially in boosting the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
While commending Governor Ibikunle Amosun for approving the commencement of the project, the commissioner said the ministry would ensure its success as it would lead to the provision of employment opportunities, particularly for the youths besides serving as a recreational centre for tourists.
In his remarks, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu, said that the project would increase learning among students and ease the research work at the institution.
He expressed confidence over the fact that the strategic location of the project would attract travellers from all walks of life and increase the university’s (IGR) and project the university farther, when completed.