From: Bamidele Fashube, Abuja
The Conservator-General of the National Parks Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni has disclosed that the NPS was able to generate the sun of N32 million as revenue into the Federal Government coffers in 2018.
The CG described the sum as an increase from N25 million generated in preceding year stressing that the Service would procure more vehicles and engage more personnel in 2019.
He spoke during a media briefing at the weekend in Abuja.
According to him, the NPS has further strengthened it’s partnership with relevant agencies including local and international conservation groups to protect the nation’s flora and fauna.
He urged the people to desist from consuming wild animals called bush meats and popular known as ‘Eran Igbe’ by the local Yoruba tribe.
“In 2019, we expect to increase our staff strength, acquire more patrol equipment and improve the welfare of our staff as well as increase our revenue generation.
“The revenue generate so far has been about 40 per cent increase over what we used to get, meaning that 2019 will be better.
“In actual monetary terms, from 1st January to 31st October, we have generated about N32 million as against N25 million in 2017,” he stated.