Yankari game reserve was upgraded to a national park in 1992 although it was later handed over to the bauchi state government in june 2006. The national bureau of.
One can gain access to the park from either the northwestern or southeastern part of nigeria.
8 national parks in nigeria. Insurance and other financial institutions senator uba sani says the management of the asset management corporation of nigeria has appealed for national assembly s intervention in order to. Collectively they contain an abundant diversity of fauna like buffaloes roan antelopes chimpanzees crocodiles hippopotamuses hyenas giant forest hogs lions and leopards as well as flora. There are 8 national parks in nigeria occupying an area extent of about 20 156 km sq accounting for 3 of the total land mass of nigeria.
A nigerian newspaper and online version of the vanguard a daily publication in nigeria covering nigeria news niger delta general national news politics business energy sports entertainment. Covering an area of about 2 244 square kilometres the small but highly diverse national park boasts a wide variety of fauna and flora. The parks cover a total land area of approximately 20 156 km 2 or about 3 of nigeria s total land area.
Nike popoola nigeria recorded a trade balance deficit of n1 8 trillion at the end of the second quarter making the third consecutive quarter of negative trade balance. The parks make up about 3 percent of nigeria s total land area. The name of the park is being derived from the ancient city.
Pioneer vice chancellor of the national open university of nigeria professor gabriel jimoh afolabi ojo ksg con has passed on at the age of 90. Yankari national park is located in north eastern nigeria and is one of the most popular ecotourism destinations in west africa. There is a large number of wildlife species which includes both plants and animals.
Prof ojo transited in his sleep on the afternoon. The national parks governing board and five new national parks were set up in 1991. Yankari national park is situated in the south central part of bauchi state.
Yankari national park is a large wildlife park located in the south central part of bauchi state in northeastern nigeria it covers an area of about 2 244 square kilometres 866 sq mi and is home to several natural warm water springs as well as a wide variety of flora and fauna. Nigeria has eight national parks and game reserves spread throughout the country. These parks are operated by the nigeria national park service nnps who are responsible for preserving enhancing protecting and managing vegetation and wild animals in the national parks.