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Ondo To Fortify Forestry Reserves’ Policies With ‘Forestry Regenerating Fund’

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Comissioner for Environment Hon.Sunday Akinwalere and the Special Adviser on Environment, Hon.Oyeniyi 0seni with other participants at the Carbon Trade Seminar

By Bisi Agboola

The commitment of the Ondo State Government to create the ”Forestry Regenerating Fund ” to fortify the forestry reserves in the state has been commended.

Making the commendation are participants at a 0ne Day Carbon Trade Seminar Workshop organized by the 0ndo state UN-REDD Project.

The participants applauded the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu administration for being the first government in the state to consider a ”Regenerating Fund” for its forestry reserves.

Welcoming participants to the seminar,the Special Adviser to the governor on Environment, Honourable 0yeniyi 0seni said the issue of Carbon Emission from the forestry sector need to be giving deserving attention because of its overall impact ln human lives.

He also shared his knowledge and experience in the Carbon Credit market describing it as a worthwhile investment .

Other speakers at the seminar includes Barrister Adeshina and Mr.Thony Attah, both claimed that between 15–20% of all global Carbon dioxide emission come from deforestation .

In the same vein, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Honourable 0Layato Aribo and his counterpart in the Ministry of Environment, Honourable Sunday Akinwalere in their separate remarks said 0ndo State Government will continue to keep watch on its forest reserves and will not allow intruders to encroach on it

Other participants at the seminar also called on government and other stakeholders to consider rural household setting in its forest management

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