Kwara, Niger to strengthen security collaboration – AbdulRazaq

 Kwara and Niger states are to strengthen existing collaborations to ensure adequate protection of lives and properties in two states.

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, made this known in a statement issued by Alhaji Bashir Adigun, Special Political Communication to governor on in Ilorin.AbdulRazaq, who expressed grave concern with reports of degradation of Multi-Billion Naira natural endowments by some criminal elements in parts of Baruten Government, said he reach out to his Niger state counterpart for maximum security collaboration to put an end to such criminal activities.

Governor disclosed that Kwara and Niger accounted for 60 per cent of Shea butter production in country, regretting that deforestation activities by some of criminal elements in parts of the state constituted serious danger to preservation of  natural endowments.

He lamented increasing exportation of firewood and charcoal state, stressing that state will deepen mass enlightenment on use of gas in of firewood and charcoal to  forest. (NAN)