Interview: Nigerian parks chief calls for more wildlife parks
Recently, a workshop was organised for media practitioners by the management of the National Parks Service. OLAOLU OLADIPO, in this interview with the Conservator-General, Alhaji Haruna Tanko Abubakar, probes into the activities of the service, its challenges and prospects.
Can you state the core mandate of your organisation?
The activities of the National Parks Service began in 1979 with the establishment of the Kainji Lake National Park. Our core mandate, as stipulated by the law establishing the service, is conservation and preservation of resources which can be termed as constituting our national heritage.