C’RIVER GOVT SIGNS WILDLIFE CONSERVATION MoU WITH UNITED STATES NGO.

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By: ILOKE Egbe.
The Cross River State Governor, Senator Prof. Ben Ayade has declared that the State is committed to the protection of the wildlife conservation and all natural endowment within the geographical heritages of the State.
Governor Ayade stated this in Calabar while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an American Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), operating in New York, the United States.
Governor Ayade who was represented by the Commissioner, Ministry of International Development Cooperation (MIDC), Dr Inyang Asibong, said the contributions of wildlife to the environment and human habitation can not be ignored in the current era of knowledge and age, therefore, the continuous protection, maintenance and rehabilitation of wildlife and their satuaries is of top priority to government at all levels.
Speaking during the signing, Dr Asibong said,
“wildlife are nature’s gifts to humans, hence we must do everything possible to preserve it as it has unquantifiable benefits to mankind”
The MIDC Boss said alot of efforts and resources have been sacrificed by the current administration in the State to ensure continuous preservation of these unique gifts of nature to the good people of Cross River State and the larger society, adding that, the MoU between both parties have ubdergone and satisfied the required processes.
In his remarks, the Country Director, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) of Nigeria, Mr. Andrew Dunn, expressed deep satisfaction over the smooth interactions process that characterized the content of the MoU, nothing that the WCS is a non-profit corporate organization under the laws of the State of New York which makes the MoU a benefit of Cross River State and mankind in general.
Mr. Dunn said the WCS holds Cross River State very dearly, making the content of Cross River State Wildlife sanctuaries a destination of first choice pride.
The ten-page document grants both parties a detailed roadmap of engagement in the management, development, deployment and preservations of wildlife conservation in the state.
Highpoint of the engagement was the signing of the MoU by the MIDC Commissioner on behalf of the state government and Mr Andrew Dunn for the wildlife Conservation Society.
Also in attendance were management staff of the MIDC and Representatives of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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