National Park

Buhari extends appointment of Ibrahim Goni as National Park Director General for five years

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Dr Ibrahim Goni as Chief Conservator of the National Park Service for another five-year term.

According to Saghir el Mohammed, press director at the environment ministry, the extension has since taken effect on May 10.

Goni’s initial appointment as Conservator General of the National Parks Service dates back to April 2017 and would have facilitated the creation of 10 additional national parks across the country as well as the renovation and construction of ranger barracks, cabins, among others. .

What the ministry says

The statement said in part: “Mohammed Abdullahi, Minister of Industry, congratulated Goni on his reappointment and wished him a more fruitful mandate. Your appointment is in accordance with the provisions of Section 171 (2d) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

The Minister also expressed his belief that the return of Goni will give an acceleration of efforts for the immediate take-off of new parks and a change in the management mantra of the NPS, linking it to the different conservation value chains,

What you should know

  • Nairametrics earlier reported that the Senate passed for consideration a Bill establishing the National Industrial Technology Park as a clustering mechanism for the formation of knowledge and innovation based industrial parks in Nigeria; and for related matters, 2022.
  • The bill which was read for the second time during the plenary session on Tuesday April 5 is sponsored by Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
  • The bill focuses on economic development, youth empowerment and capacity building.