By Abigael Joshua.
Jigawa State Government on has assured the National Park Service (NPS) of assistance in the smooth transition of the Hadejia Wetland Game Reserve to a national park.
Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Jigawa gave the assurance when Dr Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator-General (CG) of NPS and his entourage paid him a courtesy visit in Dutse.
Abubakar, who was represented by his deputy, Malam Umar Namadi further assured NPS of all required support for the smooth take-off of operations at the Park.
“We believe that taking over that park will bring a lot of benefit to our people.
“The Hadejia Wetland Game Reserve is a very important National Park because it is historic.
“It has a long history and I’m sure that once it is taken over by the Federal Government, that park will be known internationally,” he said.
The governor further assured that all members at the National Assembly from Jigawa would speed up processes to support the taking-over of the park in the state.
Earlier, Goni urged the state to take the handing-over of the park seriously, to avoid degradation.
The CG implored the state government to provide office accommodation within and around the designated National Park which was also in line with the stakeholders’ resolution.
Goni commended Jigawa State for having Sen. Ibrahim Hadejia as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment at the National Assembly.
He expressed optimism that for the service to attain great success in the handing and taking over of the 10 new national parks in the nine states of the federation, the Senator would live up to expectation. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Razak Owolabi