Group donates items worth N21m to Gumti Park in Taraba



National Park Service has received items worth N21 million from Africa Nature Investors (ANI) for effective management of Gashaka Gumti National Park in Taraba.

donation announced in a statement issued by Information Officer, National Park Service, Yakubu Zull, .

The statement said  Logistics Officer, ANI, Chidi Ukoha, presented the items to Conservator of the park, Mohammed Kabir, on behalf of the Conservator-General of the service, Ibrahim Goni.

Ukoha listed the items to include: a canopy, John Deere tractor model, five-tons tipping trailer and two high-speed aluminum boats, which would be for patrols and movement of rangers/property within the park.

He urged the management of the park to put the items judicious use.

The statement added donation of the items for ANI to demonstrate its commitment to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) which it had signed with park in 2017.

“The agreement for ANI to provide , management and financial support to the park,” it explained.

“ANI, in with the park, had invested N74 million in the training of rangers as well as provision of field equipment and ranger kits for adequate of the park’s ,” the statement said.

Receiving the items, Kabir commended ANI for the gesture, promising park would put the items judicious use. (NAN)