By Lawrence Audu
In recognition of his unwavering contributions to the protection and sustenance of wildlife in the country, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has been conferred with the ‘Fellow Wildlife Society of Nigeria Award’ at the Wildlife Society of Nigeria Annual Conference 2019.
Receiving the award on behalf of the Army Chief, the General Officer Commanding 2 Division Nigerian Army, Maj Gen Anthony Bamidele Omozoje thanked the organisers of the conference for honouring Lt Gen TY Buratai with the well deserved Fellow Wildlife Society of Nigeria Award.
The conference was organised by the Wildlife Society of Nigeria took place at the Otunba Subomi Balogun Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, where intellectuals had the opportunity to brainstorm on Wildlife Conservation international best practice.
The theme of the conference was “Wildlife management contribution to the diversifying economy”.
At the conference, the need to balance wildlife resources utilisation and conservation for human sustenance was identified as well as the urgent need for increased funding and implementation of stronger forestry policy.