Nigeria: The Ondo State Government, Nigeria will spend N100 million to provide Geographic Information System (GIS) to monitor its forest reserves. Tunde Atere, Commissioner for Natural Resources informed media in Akure on 23 March.
The device would be stationed at strategic positions in all forests and be controlled from Akure to monitoring both legal activities and nefarious activities of encroachers.
“We are going to install GIS devices in all forest reserves for monitoring both legal activities and nefarious activities of encroachers.We have come to the conclusion that there is no other effective method to employ than using this technology,” he said.
The commissioner said that all procedures to make the system feasible had been carried out with both logistics and finance approved by the government. “We thank God that government has approved this method and I must say that there will be no more human threat to our forest reserves,” Atere said. He added that with the new technology, the ministry would generate more revenue for the state government in 2014.
Source: Undo State web portal