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Reps approve designation of 10 game reserves as national parks

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved the designation of 10 game and forest reserves across the country as national parks in concurrence with an…

The House of Representatives on Thursday approved the designation of 10 game and forest reserves across the country as national parks in concurrence with an earlier declaration order signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This followed the adoption of a motion by House Leader Ado Alhassan Doguwa, moved by Deputy House Leader Peter Akpatason.

Akpatason recalled that Buhari had, on November 16, 2022, signed a Declaration Order, declaring 10 parks as national parks.

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They are Allawa Game Reserve, Niger State; Apoi Forest Reserve, Bayelsa State; Edumenum Reserve, Bayelsa State; Falgore Game Reserve Kano State; Baturiya Wetland Game Reserve, Jigawa State; Kampe Forest Reserve, Kwara State; Kogo Forest Reserve,  Katsina State; Marhai Forest Reserve, Nasarawa State; Oba Hill Forest Reserve, Osun State and Pandam Forest Reserve, Plateau State.

He said in consonance with the provisions of Section 18 of the National Park Service Act, the president communicated in writing requesting the concurrence of the House on the 10 new national parks.

Deputy Speaker Ahmed Idris Wase said the motion would promote employment as well as the beauty and serenity of Nigeria.

 

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