Bauchi tourism board to plant 650 wild tree seedlings
Bauchi State Tourism and Hospitality Board, says it will plant 650 specie of wild trees in the Sumu Wild Life Park to protect the environment, conserve fauna and flora.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sumu Wild Life Park in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state is one of the tourist attraction site attracting visitors from across the globe.
The General Manager of the board, Mr Nasiru Yusuf, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Bauchi.
He listed the tree specie to include: Neem, Ucaliptus, Zizipus, Moringa, among others, adding that the tree planting exercise was billed to commence in May.
He said the exercise was designed to conserve wild plants and trees, promote ecosystem as well as protect afforestation and wild life.
According to him, the board will conduct similar excercise at the Yankari National Park, game reserves and other tourism sites across the state.
Yusuf said the board had evolved proactive measures to encourage effective service delivery to meet the need of tourists and other fun seekers during the upcoming Eid-el-Fitr festivities.
The manager said the board envisaged high influx of domestic and international tourists during the festive season, adding that: “we are working closely with relevant security agencies and our Ranger Squad to ensure maximum security across tourism sites in the state,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sumu Wild Life Park in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state is one of the tourism site attracting visitors from across the globe.
The board is supervising about 12 designated tourism sites across Bauchi state.