Ogun State Governernment on Friday announced the suspension of all activities in all the forest reserves across the state with immediate effect.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Governernment(SSG), Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, said the government has observed with displeasure the over exploitation and illegal tree felling going on in its forest reserves, prompting the government to take the immediate step to save the environment.
He noted that the suspension would cover logging, timber exploitation, evacuation of logs and forest concession as well as activities in all government and non-government open forest areas.
Talabi added that a committee would be set up to look into all issues affecting the state forest reserves and advise government on a comprehensive policy and process to ensure the sustainability of the programmes being implemented in the sector.
The SSG enjoined stakeholders who are interested in submitting memoranda towards the exercise to visit the Office of the SSG, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta within two weeks.