The Ogun State government has begun to reap benefits of its recent automation of operations in its forest reserve.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner of Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, who stated that new system has being extended to all other forest reserves in the state.
He said that the automation system has blocked revenue leakages in the state.
“In just one week of implementation of the automated system in one of the reserves, the revenue generated from the area has rapidly increases as the process has curbed leakages, its time saving and smooth to operate. That is the reason we decided to extend it and upgrade our operations across board”
“We are now into a process which is devoid of foul play, this is a Ministry that had in recent past automated about two of its logging locations, J4 and J4 projects, but we still have other areas where our people still use Out Turn Volume (OTV), which is a manual way of logging.”