The National Park Service has received items worth 21 millions Naira from Africa Nature Investors (ANI) for effective management of Gashaka Gumti National Park in Taraba State.
The logistics Officer of ANI, Col. Chidi Kalu Ukoha (rtd) while presenting the items to Conservator of the Park (CP), Mohammed A. Kabir 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 said the items which include a canopy-John Deere tractor model, five-tons tipping traile 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 has invested over N74millions in training of rangers and provision of field equipment and ranger kits for the adequate protection of the park’s resources. He concluded by urging the Park to put the items to use accordingly.
While receiving the items on behalf of the CG, the Conservator of Park who was recently promoted to Assistant Conservator-General, Mohammed A. Kabir thanked ANI for this and previous donations and for proving faithful to its agreement with the Service.
The CP noted that the items would no doubt go a long way in ensuring smooth movement of personnel/materials within the Park and also increase effective protection of the Park’s resources.
In conclusion, the CP assured ANI that the Park would equally fulfil its part of the agreement by putting the items to use judiciously.