Nigeria - Forestry Development Project in the Ogun and Ondo States

Project Summary

Approval Date 28 Oct 1986
Signature Date 23 Oct 1987
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2002
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2002
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31220
Commitment U.A 43,309,678.67
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed project will support the Government’s afforestation programme and thereby assist in containing and ultimately reversing the problem of soil degradation. The project is located in the Omo and Oluwa Forest Reserves in the Ogun and Ondo States respectively. The project will provide for gmalina plantation of a total area of 10,800 ha, and an area of 1,600 ha would be put to various food production which is a priority of the national economy. This will provide substantial employment opportunities to the local people and raise their income. The project will also provide for construction of schools, roads and other infrastructure which will improve communication and education in the area. To achieve its objectives, the project will establish industrial plantations in the two States, provide institutional support to the forestry sub-sector through provision of improved infrastructural facilities and technical assistance and will also involve production of food crops. It would be implemented over a period of six years.

Project Objectives

The project aims at increasing and sustaining supply of pulpwood for the pulp and paper mill now under construction at Iwopin in the Ogun State. It would also increase the supply of sawn timber, poles and fuelwood to meet the local demand and encourage agro-forestry practices in order to produce food crops adapted to the area. It would thus significantly contribute to the substitution of importation of wood products, pulp, paper prints and related products.


The project will benefit the populations of Ogun and Ondo States. Employment generation will be over 1,000 permanent labour and this will increase the general purchasing power of the affected population necessitating the growth of the informal sector, which is important in any third world country.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Nigeria


IATI identifier 46002-P-NG-AAD-001
Last Update 21 Jun 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Nigeria