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LASG urges residents to participate in 2019 Tree Planting

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Lagos State Government has urged residents to join in the 2019 tree planting campaign in their respective localities toward creating sustainable environment.

Mrs Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, General Manager, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), made the plea on Thursday 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 which played significant emphasis 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 said.

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.

“Mrs Ibironke Sanwo-Olu, Wife of the Governor would be at Oregun Recreational Park, Oregun Link Road, off Kudirat Abiola Road, while the state acting Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba, would perform his function at Yaba Magistrates’ Court, Yaba,” she said.

Adebiyi-Abiola said other ceremonial sites include: Isheri Grammar School, Grammar School Bus-Stop, Ojodu.

“Some non-governmental organisations would be planting their trees at Anthony Enahoro Estate, WEMCO Road, Ogba, Lagos, while Lagos State Office of Disability Affairs (LASODA) was also expected to plant trees,” she said.

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

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