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Kwara, Kano eight other states to get new national parks 

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The Senate has ratified President Muhammadu Buhari’s request to establish 10 new National Parks across in the country.

The resolution came after approval of a motion by the Senate Leader, Abdullahi Ibrahim Gobir representing Sokoto East.

Gobir stated that the president had written to the Senate on November 16, 2022, seeking senate approval for the establishment of ten new National Parks in line with Section 18 of the National Park Service Act 2004.

According to Gobir, the national park declaration order seeks to establish 10 additional national parks upon conclusion of feasibility studies and environmental impact assessment in 12 selected forests and game reserves across the country.

The lawmaker enumerated the parks to include the Alawa National Parks, (Niger State), Apoi National Park, (Bayelsa State), Edumenun National Park, (Bayelsa State), Galgore National Park, (Kano State), Hadejia Wetland National Park, (Jigawa State).

Others are Kempe National Park, (Kwara State), Kogo National Park (Kastina State) , Marhi National Park,(Nasarawa State), Oba Hill National Park,(Osun State) and the Pandam National Park, (Plateau State).

He said, “The establishment will address the fast rate of disappearance and degradation of Nigeria’s forest, achieve and develop adequate tourism infrastructure in line with international best practices.

“The establishments would help protect and preserve the biodiversity and natural heritage of Nigeria,” he said.

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