The Ogun State Commissioner for Forestry, Hon. Tunji Akinosi, has disclosed that recultivation of trees in all the State’s forest reserves is salient for history to be kind on the people of the State.
Akinosi, who made the declaration in a meeting with timber contractors from J1, J3 and J4 in Abeokuta, warned that they must be concerned with replanting of trees which are the main resources taken from the reserve.
“Aggressive replanting of trees is key as replacement for the major resources taken out of forest reserves, or else history will not be kind on us as people when generations after us talk about our actions during our time”, he said.
The Commissioner said not less than five trees should replace one taken out of an environment to also assist climate change, but timber contractors, as major stakeholders, are not in tune with the government’s effort in forest regeneration and sustainability across the State.
He noted his deep concern that the forest would be completely depleted if some contractors still partake in or back up illegal logging, flitch production and illegal farming in the State’s reserves.