The Nigeria Army has stated that it eill establish zoos and parks in all its cantonments nationwide which will help in the preservation of the ecosystem and also the conservation of the country’s natural and cultural heritage.
This was made known by now. Gen. Adekunle Shodunke, the Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation (CASE), during a courtesy visit to the Conservator-General of the National Park Service at the Park Headquarters in Abuja on Monday.
According to him, the zoos and parks would enhance recreational activities for the personnel of the Nigeria Army in particular and the nation in general.
Alhaji Ibrahim Goni, Conservator-General of the service, expressed delight over the readiness the army to establish zoos and parks in its cantonments.
“I am glad at your desire and I pledge the service’s total support for cooperation to that effect.’’
A tour was also made to the Museum, Animal Orphanage, the Mini Park and Arboretum at the headquarters.