The National Parks Service (NPS) has said that it would partner with a non-governmental organization, Mothers of Earth International Foundation (MEIF) on capacity building for the staffs of the agency.
The conservator-general of NPS, Dr Ibrahim Goni made the pledge when he received members of the foundation who were on a courtesy visit to his office.
The team led by an ex-international footballer, Emmanuel Babayaro (MON) solicited the agency’s partnership towards its forthcoming international conference with the theme, ‘The Economic and Social Effects of Women Migration in Africa”.
The CG noted that the theme of the conference is apt considering the present economic and social challenges associated with contemporary society in the recent time.
He expressed his interest to participate in the conference as well as the training, for a better and improved general performance.
“My service is doing a lot to reposition national parks in the country as every experience or knowledge gained would help improve and strengthen our resolve to upgrade the services to international standards”.
Earlier, Babayaro had disclosed that the purpose of the visit was to seek the collaboration of NPS for the foundation’s `Up Skill Human Capital’ training and to make the parks a tourist haven for the development of the country generally.
“Our foundation is partnering with many organisations like Geneva Academy for Peace that will provide best of understanding and practical skills in peaceful conflict resolution, negotiation and other skills that allows one to interact better in a given environment.
Some of the training courses include; Sustainable Development and Human Right, Effective Leadership and Conflict Resolution and Mediation”, he said.
Babayaro suggested organising a football match that will comprise ex-international players at the park headquarters in a bid to further enhance publicity for the Service.