By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
The Africa Nature Investors (ANI) has donated items worth N21M million to the National Park Service.
The items are meant for effective management of Gashaka Gumti National Park in Taraba State.
Presenting the items, the logistics Officer of ANI, Col. Chidi kalu Ukoha (rtd), said the items which include a canopy-John Deere tractor model, five-tons tipping trailer and two numbers high speed Aluminum Boats are for patrols and movement of rangers/properties in the Park.
Col. Chidi stated that for the second time in a year ANI has donated important items to the Gashaka Gumti National Park to demonstrate its commitment to the 30-year memorandum of Understanding it had entered with National Park Service in 2017 to provide technical, management and financial support to the Park.
He recalled that two months ago ANI in partnership with the Service invested over N74million in training of rangers and provision of field equipment and ranger kits for the adequate protection of the paark resources. He concluded by urging the Park to put the items to use accordingly
The Conservator of the Park (CP), Mohammed A. Kabir who received the items on behalf of the Conservator-General (CG) of the Service, Dr. Ibrahim Musa Goni at the Head Office of the Park in Baruwa, Serti Local Government of Taraba State, commended ANI for the donations.
Kabir who was recently promoted to Assistant Conservator-General, noted that the items would go a long way in ensuring smooth movement of personnel/materials within the Park and also increase effective protection of the Park’s resources.
He assured ANI that the Park would equally fulfil its part of the agreement by putting the items to use judiciously.