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Climate: Ogun distributes seeds ahead tree planting spree

Kolawole-Lawal

The Ogun State Government has concluded plans to distribute free seedlings of teak, gmelina and other species of trees to individuals and residents of the state in order to curb the effects of climate change as well as environmental degradation. Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, made this known recently while addressing stakeholders during an official visit to Sagamu, Iperu, ...

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WED 2016: Ogun raises concern over desert encroachment

Bolaji Oyeleye

In the light of threats posed by climate change, the Ogun State Government has called on residents to desist from acts that can lead to desert encroachment. Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, who stated this on Monday in Abeokuta, the state capital, while briefing newsmen in commemoration of the 2016 World Environment Day (WED), added that desert encroachment was a ...

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Ogun, ECN, UNIDO to generate power from sawdust

Sawdust

The Ogun State Government has begun plans to generate electricity from saw dust. Officials say the development is part of government’s contribution towards increasing power output in the country. Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, revealed this during an inspection visit to sawmill sites in Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu-North Local Government Area of the state. Chief Lawal, in a statement signed by ...

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Ogun advices residents on land acquisition

Jumoke Akinwunmi

The Ogun State Government has advised residents to always channel their enquiries on land acquisition particularly as it relates to its validity to relevant agencies. Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing Development and General Manager, Ogun State Housing Corporation, Jumoke Akinwunmi, while speaking on the achievements of the corporation in the last 40 years in Abeokuta, said that the ...

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Illegal logging negatively impacting IGR, laments Ogun

Illegal logging negatively impacting IGR, laments Ogun

The Ogun State Government has solicited the support of stakeholders in the state’s forestry sector to join its efforts in curbing illegal felling of trees in government owned forest reserves in order to enhance its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). Commissioner for Forestry, Kolawole Lawal, gave the charge while addressing the Timber Contractors Association, Ogun Waterside Chapter, during a working visit ...

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Ogun apprehends illicit timber merchants

timber

In efforts aimed at curbing illegal felling of trees in state-owned forest reserves, the Ogun State Government has impounded three timber lorries and six trailers loaded with round logs and flitches, also known as ‘‘Alamole’’. State Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, who made this known at the weekend in Abeokuta, the state capital, described the menace of illegal loggers in ...

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How forest restoration project will benefit communities, by Ogun

The Ogun State Government has unveiled plans to embark on a Agro-Forestry and Forest Landscape Restoration Project with the aim of creating employment opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths. Commissioner for Forestry, Mr. Kolawole Lawal, who made the disclosure recently in Abeokuta at a parley with the project consultant, Mr Pierre Decroix, pointed out plans were in top gear for ...

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Ogun declares zero-tolerance for poor waste disposal

Ibikunle-Amosun

The Ogun State Government says it has declared zero-tolerance for improper waste disposal across the state in order to maintain a clean and hygienic environment at all time. Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, who stated this recently in Abeokuta, the state capital, lamented that people still dumped refuse on road median and drainages despite government’s recent campaign against indiscriminate dumping of ...

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Ogun, Lafarge, NSIA showcase forest restoration scheme at COP21

The Ogun State Forest Landscape Restoration Project was presented on 7th December 2015 to the international community at the UN Climate Change Climate Conference (COP21) that held recently in Paris, following the memorandum of understanding signed in September 2015 by the Ogun State Government (Ogun State), the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and Lafarge Africa Plc. The PPP project will ...

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Ogun asks foresters to adhere to engagement rules

Ibikunle-Amosun

The Ogun State Government has warned contractors working in its forest reserves to adhere strictly to the rules of engagement signed with it. State Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, gave the warning during an assessment tour to the forest reserves at Oja-Odan, Ipake in Ilobi axis of Ilaro, Yewa South and the forest reserve areas J4 and J6 in ...

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