September 21, 2020

Oyo Govt Revokes 26,000 Hectares of Acquired Land

Oyo State Government has revoked 26,000 of hectares of forest reserve allegedly gotten by some individuals of the immediate past administration of that state.

This was part of the resolutions of the Oyo State Executive Council meeting.

Speaking with journalists after the meeting, the state Commissioner for Environment, Mr Kehinde Ayoola explained that 20,000 hectares forest reserves were acquired at Opera in Oke-Ogun and 6,000 at Gambari,in Oluyole Local Government.

The land according to the commissioner was obtained for agricultural purposes but there was nothing to that effect on the forest reserve.

Mr Ayoola, who frowned at the moral justification for the acquisition of the forest reserve, maintained that it should be for the ecological management of the environment.

Also speaking, Commissioner for Education, Prof Daud Sangodoyin said the state would employ stock taking of teachers with a view to determine the number of teachers needed for necessary actions.

Professor Sangodoyin noted that the government would commence the distribution of free exercise books and textbooks to primary school pupils and secondary school students as parts of efforts to improve the standard of education in the state.

Iyabo Adebisi

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