National Council on Privatization, NCP has approved the new draft policy for the reform of the National Parks in the country.
Consequently, the Council has directed the Minister of Environment to immediately present all the necessary legal and regulatory documents for the enactment of a National Parks Bill in the country to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for approval.
A statement from the Head, Public Communications of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, Mr. Alex E. Okoh said the documents are the draft policy on Nigeria National Parks, draft National Park Service Bill and draft implementation framework for National Park Service Sector.
“At its meeting on April 16, 2015 which held in the Presidential Villa, the Council noted that after the approval by FEC the Bill would be transmitted to the National Assembly for enactment,” the statement added.
It would be recalled that the NCP, at its 55th meeting held on September 22, 2008 approved the constitution of the National Parks’ Steering Committee under the Chairmanship of the Minister of Environment with membership drawn from relevant government agencies and state governments.
Furthermore, Council at its 5th meeting for 2013, held on July 11, 2013 approved the constitution of a Project Advisory Team (PAT) to review and propose a Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework for the reform of the tourism sector and partial commercialization of the National Parks.
The statement noted that PAT is a technical team drawn from BPE, MDAs and other stakeholders to provide inputs to the NCP Steering Committee in proposing the Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework for the reform of the tourism sector and partial commercialization of the National Parks.


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