The National parks of Nigeria is set to introduce information Communication technology ICT, to enhance the performance of its staff and also contribute to national development.
This is in line with the economic diversification policy of President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government.
The Conservator General of the service Ibrahim Goni made this known in an interview with Voice of Nigeria in Abuja.
Mr Goni explained that since the world is operating on the modern technology, there is need to adopt that trend to achieve better result in moving the parks forward.
“Since coming on board as conservator General, I decided to do something different that will help in making Nigerian parks to utilise its potentials and attract foreign tourists to patronise the packs thereby adding value to the country’s economy,” he stated.
“Today, the world is a global village as a result of the innovation of ICT and I decided to follow the trend in achieving the desired goal of national parks in Nigeria which will help in networking the activities of the seven national packs we have in Nigeria and ease the work of my staff for better productivity,” the Conservator General said.
According to him, the seven National Parks which spread across various ecological zones of Nigeria with the exception of the marine ecosystem are some of the few remaining natural ecosystems capable of enhancing ecological processes and life support systems.
“This will help to develop a network of national parks that can compete favourably with other national parks in the world and this will be achieved when we introduced the global accepted ICT compliance to in which Nigeria cannot be an exception,” he added.