The Nigerian army says it is ready to establish zoos and parks in all its cantonments nationwide for preservation of the country’s ecosystem.
This was made known by Maj. Gen. Adekunle Shodunke, the Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation (CASE).
He said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Conservator-General of the National Park Service at the Park Headquarters in Abuja on Monday.
Shoduke said that the zoos and parks would enhance recreational activities for the personnel of the Nigerian army in particular and the nation in general.
“We came to solicit the service’s support being the lead agency for the conservation of biodiversity and preservation of the nation’s cultural and historical heritage,” he said.
“It is therefore necessary that we collaborate with the service for the development of eco-tourisim in the zoos and parks and to have them meet international standards.”