By Abigael Joshua
Kano State Government has assured the National Park Service (NPS) of necessary support in the discharge of its operations in Falgore Game Reserve now a national park in the state.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje gave the assurance when Dr Ibrahim Goni, the Conservator – General (CG) of NPS and his entourage paid him a courtesy visit in Kano.
Ganduje, who was represented by Dr Ali Hamza, Commissioner for History, Culture and Tourism, apologised for the communication gap between the state and the NPS.
“I’m assuring the CG and his entourage that henceforth any meeting that is going to take place in Abuja with regards to this national assignment on the establishment of national parks, Kano State will be at the forefront.
“Kano is interested, Kano is willing and Kano will be in the forefront,” he assured the service.
Earlier, the CG said that NPS bought 10 vehicles for all the states where new parks have been established with the take-off grant the Federal Government provided.
“We bought firearms, patrol vehicles and office equipment,” Goni said.
He urged the state government to provide office accomodation for the smooth take-off of the national park in the state.
Goni also requested the state government to liaise with the necessary security agencies like Civil Defence, Immigration, and the Nigerian Army to secure the arms that the park has procured for the new park.
He demanded that relevant stakeholders like the youth, women and traditional rulers should be carried along in the smooth take – off of the national park. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Razak Owolabi