The Ogun State Assembly said the forest reserves have remained shut so that revenue can be generated from it.
The Ogun State Assembly has said the continued closure of forest reserves by the state government is to protect them and ensure revenue generation.
The Chairman, House Committee on Justice and Ethics, Samson Onademuren, said this in Abeokuta on Tuesday while receiving members of the Timbers Dealers Association from Odogbolu Local Government Area.
Mr. Onademuren explained that the restructuring in the Forest Ministry is to put the reserves in proper shape and protect them from illegal felling.
He said that the process would enable government to generate more income in other to serve the people better.
Mr. Onademuren pledged that the embargo would soon be lifted, adding that government would continue to make life better for the citizenry.
The secretary of the association, Funso Akinyemi, had pleaded with government to re-open the reserves, saying his members would continue to give necessary support to the administration.