FG to enhance security in Pandam Game Reserve

The Federal Government is to enhance security at the Pandam Reserve in Qu’an’pan of Plateau, following activities of criminals in the area.

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Park Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni, disclosed this to Gov. Simon Lalong during a visit at the Plateau Lodge in Abuja.

He said the visit was to brief Gov. Lalong on the approval by Muhammadu Buhari for the takeover of the park by the Federal Government.

He said when the take of the reserve is completed, the security of the Park would enhanced with technology and personnel.

He said infrastructure would provided at the park to boost its tourism potentials, saying Plateau people would benefit from its economic opportunities especially its host community.

Responding, Lalong thanked the for including Pandam Game Reserve the 10 recently granted approvals, out of the than 100 applications from various States.

He said the update by the National Park Boss would douse tension of some Plateau people, who feared of an to the development of the park.

He assured Plateau people Federal government would make the Park more viable, safe and secure, saying it would rid of being a hideout for criminals.

He urged the Goni and his team to visit Plateau for further interface with key stakeholders towards the smooth takeover of the Park. (NAN)