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FG upgrades national park rangers to paramilitary status

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President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the upgrade of park rangers looking after wild animals in all the nation’s seven parks to paramilitary status, increasing the rangers’ hazard allowance to 40 percent of their basic salary.

The nation’s parks are in Kainji, Gashaka-Gumti, Kamuku, Okomu, Chad Basin, Old Oyo, Eroku and Erokut National Parks.

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The upgrade of park rangers across the country to paramilitary status, militarisation of the national parks and the subsequent increase of the park rangers’ hazard allowances by the presidency are to effectively conserve wild animals and prevent national parks and game reserves from the illegal poaching activities that lead to the killing of wild animals.