Monday, 16 January 2017

‘Automation of Ogun’s forestry activities successful’

The Ogun State Government has started reaping the benefits of automating its forest operation as it has translated into increased revenue, the Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, has said.

Lawal was quoted to have said at a recent meeting in Abeokuta that the automation system, which was extended to all forest reserves in the state, became imperative after the ministry evaluated its efficacy in blocking leakages in logging activities at its reserve in Area J4 where the system had been tested with a satisfactory result.

The commissioner said, “In just one week of implementation of the automated system in one of the reserves, the revenue generated from the area rapidly increased as the process has curbed leakages. It is also time-saving and smooth to operate; that is the reason we decided to extend it and upgrade our operations across board.

“We are now into a process, which is devoid of foul play; this is a ministry that had in the recent past automated about two of its logging locations, J4 and J4 projects, but we still have other areas where our people still use manual way of logging.”

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