President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) has approved the renewal of the appointment of Dr. Ibrahim Goni as the conservator-general of the National Park Service for another term of 5 years, with effect from May 10, 2022.
In a letter No. FMENV/ADM/199/T/188 dated May 19, 2022, conveying the presidential approval, Minister of Environment, Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi, congratulated Dr. Goni and wished him a more fruitful tenure in office. He further stated that Goni’s appointment was in line with provisions of Section 171 (2d) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
Goni was first appointed as conservator-general of the National Park Service in April 2017.
A statement by the ministry’s director of press, Saghir el Mohammed, said amongst others, the achievements recorded by Dr. Goni in his first term in office include the establishment of 10 additional national parks across the country and the total renovation of the service’s headquarters, renovation of existing rangers’ barracks, chalets and building of new ones in the parks.
Others are the demarcation and provision of beacons at the parks’ boundaries to maintain the integrity of the parks’ ecosystems and the opening of more jeep tracks across the parks to improve ecological tourism.