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Lagos urges residents to participate in tree planting campaign

Lagos State Government has urged residents to join in the 2019 tree planting campaign in their respective localities toward creating a sustainable environment. Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, General Manager, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), made the plea in Lagos.

Adebiyi-Abiola said the state government had concluded plans to celebrate the 2019 Tree Planting Day across the state.

According to her, it is scheduled to hold on Sunday, and will take place simultaneously across the 57 Local Governments Areas and Local Council Development Areas of the state with eight venues designated as ceremonial sites.

She said theme of the 2019 tree planting sensitisation is Clean and Green is Our Perfect Dream.

The general manager said the theme was designed to accentuate the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the state government emphaszed on improving citizen’s health and creating sustainable environment.

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu will perform his first official tree planting as the governor of the state at Bisola Durosimi-Etti, off Admiralty Way, Lekki, Lagos.

His Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, will plant tree at Costain Ram Market, by Nigeria Breweries, Costain Lagos, she stated.

The general manager added that the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folashade Jaji, would give back to nature at Bariga Jetty, Ilaje, Bariga.

She said the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, would perform the tree planting at Chief Joe Ikebudu Street, Ilapo Estate, Alagbado Police, Mosan Okunola.

The LASPARK general manager urged residents to be committed to the greening revolution by supporting the state government in planting trees and improve the environment.

Source: Voice of Nigeria