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The Oyo State government, through Oyo State Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources have revoked 26,000 hectares of forest reserves from the former governor of the state, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi. It was revealed through the facebook page of the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Rt Hon. Kehinde Ayoola that, the former governor Ajimobi apportioned to himself the forest reserve belonging to the state, and which will future have harmful effects to the state, especially during the global warming period.

Below is the content of the facebook page of the commissioner.


The other day I said that individual is a garrulous misfit who ran a criminal enterprise in Oyo State and his supporters went ga-ga like a man into whose anus grounded pepper has been infused. 
I read how his cyber-hyenas went after me on that thread.
I shook my head in sympathy for them because they have been employed to be online warriors for a man they do not know. (I hear some are paid N25k, others N10k to do the dirty job on social media). 
He has either succeeded in blind-siding them to the facts or they are plain stupid.

On the 15th August, 2019, I was appointed by Governor Seyi Makinde to oversee the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
That was not the name of that ministry up to May 29th, 2019.
It was known as Ministry of Environment and Water Resources.
However, by some bureaucratic restructuring, the Governor added some departments to the ministry and added the Natural Resources bit.

One of those departments is Forestry which used to be in the Agriculture ministry.

On the 16th August, my 2nd day in office, I invited Directors in the ministry to brief me.
You know, just to get a hang on things.
It was while I took on the Forestry department that I got a shocker about how the late government pillaged our forest resources.

They just awarded prime Forest land to themselves.
For the records, Oyo State has 9 Forest Reserves, namely:

1.Gambari FR, 11,431 hectares

2. Osho FR,  3,704

3.Ijaiye FR,  28,491.

4. Olokemeji FR, 7,511.

5. Lanlate FR,  7,507.

6. Igangan FR, 39,627.

7. Olaseinde FR,  686.

8. Ooko/Iroo FR, 2,300.

9. Opara FR, 248,640.

Gambari is located in Oluyole Local Government Area while Opara, the largest, traverses about 3 LGs in Oke-Ogun area namely: Iwajowa, Shaki and Kajola LGs.

I was told they took 6000 hectares for themselves at Gambari Forest Reserve.
At Ọ̀pàrà Forest Reserve, he sliced off 20,000 hectares.

What makes these acquisitions reprehensible, and environmentalists and conservationists will agree, is that Forests are very vital in the fight against Global Warming and its attendant problem of Climate Change.

Nations of the world are looking to not only preserve their forest resources but they are adding to it. But our man was trying to take away from our forest.

Of cos, with the concurrence of His Excellency GSM, I have revoked the illegal allocations.
We shall collaborate with the Ministry of Justice to take further necessary action.

I hope someone will sue me for exposing this.
They will then meet maggots inside their plate of salt!

Glory to God in the highest Who has put Oyo State in safe hands.

Omi Tuntun tí ru and we’re serious about it.

Have a productive week ahead, everybody.

May God save Oyo State completely from the hands of akótilétàs!

NB: akótilétàs = wanton prodigals.

Hon Kehinde Ayoola (JP)
Comm. Environment and natural resources