Breaking: Ondo suspends all activities in forest reserves 

The Ondo State Government has suspended all activities in the state forest reserves including free areas and flitches with immediate effect.

Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, said the suspension was part of the far-reaching decisions made at the state executive council meeting on Monday.

He disclosed that the State Security Network codenamed Amotekun has been directed to enforce the council decision.

He  that anyone found engaging in any activities at the state forest reserves will be made to face the full extent of the law.

The government spokesperson further explained that the Head of Service has been directed to restructure the Ministry of Natural Resources so as to make it work in tandem with the expectation of the government and serve the interest of the people.
“The council has directed the Head of Service to embark on administrative overall at the ministry of natural resources. We observed that some interested Persons have turned the reserves into their private resources. Government has suspended all activities in the forest. There are no more free areas. Amotekun has been mandated to carry out to the fullest the issue of enforcement,” he said.

Ojogo said the state government will soon set up a committee to deal with the issue of the activities in the forest reserves.