The Ogun State Commissioner for Forestry, Hon. Tunji Akinosi has defined why a N20million price of bridge being constructed by some unknown individuals in a authorities forest reserve should be demolished.
Akinosi revealed that the unlawful development website was found in 2018 by the fast previous administration of Former Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
Akinosi stated the final administration had stopped the development of the bridge on the time.
Nonetheless, it appeared these behind the undertaking have since returned to website to proceed the work, prompting the current authorities of Governor Dapo Abiodun to take a extra stringent measure.
DAILY POST recollects that Akinosi had on Saturday ordered the demolition of the unlawful bridge, which is underneath development throughout Oluwa river, linking Omo Forest in Space J4 to a village in Ondo State.
The State authorities stated that some unlawful loggers had donated cash to place the 50-metre bridge in place in order to assist unlawful felling of timber and to ease transportation of similar to neighbouring states.
The choice to destroy the bridge has been producing reactions from Nigerians, who instructed that the state authorities ought to use it for one thing else.
In a chat with DAILY POST on Sunday, Hon. Akinosi, on behalf of the administration and workers of the state Ministry of Forestry, stated he appreciated all pursuits and feedback about “the illegalities occurring in our forest reserves.”
In response to him, “the development of the bridge in query didn’t simply begin.”
“It began someday in 2017 and was stopped in 2018 by the fast previous authorities,” Akinosi confirmed.
The Commissioner maintained that, “If there must be a hyperlink within the forest to hitch Ogun and Ondo states collectively, the governments of each states will assemble similar.
“This unlawful hyperlink is the handiwork of unlawful loggers and criminals aimed toward turning the reserve to a den for illegality.
“Furthermore, there are already a number of different authorized hyperlinks that joins Ogun and Ondo states collectively.”
Requested if it will not be higher to dam the bridge and put critical safety measures in place for monitoring, Akinosi retorted:
“The gap from the doorway of the reserve at J4 to Laagan the place the bridge is positioned is about 6hrs. Will probably be laborious to observe.
“Furthermore, the criminals will take us critical if decisive actions are taken swiftly.”