Edo communities protest govt’s plan to lease forest reserves to private investor

Not fewer than 23 communities from Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State on Monday trooped out in protest against the State Government’s plan to lease Urhonigbe Forest Reserve to a private investor, SARO Oil PalmThe protesting communities therefore, appealed to Governor Godwin Obaseki to shelve the plan and save their heritages. ‎Spokesman of the protesters, Chief G.O Osadolor‎, who addressed journalists at the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State Council, said “The Urhonigbe forest reserve is our only means of livelihood, where we do farming to sustain our family and children. Our children, most of who are graduates and have no job, engage in farming in the forest reserve. “Many youths from Orhionmwon local government area, who are not interested in criminal activities, engaged in farming in the forest reserve as there is no employment after graduating from school”, he added. YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THESE HEADLINES FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNEBuhari Urges MTN For Quality Service, Downward Price Review In Cost Of Data, Other ServicesPresident Muhammadu Buhari Friday at State House Abuja urged the MTN Group to make the available top-of-the-range service to its Nigerian subscribers… Edo communities protest govt’s plan to lease forest reserves to private investor Edo communities protest govt’s plan to lease forest reserves to private investor Edo communities protest govt’s plan to lease forest reserves to private investor Edo communities protest govt’s plan to lease forest reserves to private investor.

September 20, 2021 17:25 UTC


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