Lagos planted 8m trees over 13 years, says Governor
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwoo-Olu, has urged Lagosians join the Government’s efforts in preserving the environment through the planting of trees.
He made the appeal on Tuesday during the kick-off of the 1,000 Tree Planting Project in Lagos, “The Evergreen Project Lagos” a brainchild of Miss Naita Gupta of the African Steel Evergreen Project, held in Ikoyi.
Governor Sanwo-Olu also reiterated Lagos State Government’s commitment through Lagos State Parks and Gardens (LASPARK) to reducing carbon footprint in order to preserve the environment for future generations.
He said that the Lagos State Government is committed towards tree planting since 2008, and disclosed that the State government had planted more than eight millions trees in the past thirteen years.
The Governor who expressed his administration’s commitment to preserving the environment for future generations said 60,000 trees had been planted across different locations in the state during his tenure.
He also praised the Gupta family’s tree planting initiative, and urged other residents to join the effort for more trees being planted in Lagos State.
Governor Sanwo-Olu planted a tree during this event and urged Lagosians that they use it as an opportunity to change their mind and to think about ways to preserve the environment for children’s better future.
“I want to ask everyone to push and encourage laudable initiatives like this so that we can preserve our Lagos. We can preserve the place we call home and ensure that the future is in the capable hands of the teenagers who are here now. We should plant more trees to save the environment,” he said.
Miss Naita Gusta said that she was interested in Lagos because of her Geography class. She added that the tree planting campaign began on Friday, Dec 17, and the goal is to plant 1,000 trees in Lagos before the end.
She stated that she is passionate about creating a Greener Lagos and Cleaner Lagos. Therefore, she urged Lagosians to plant more trees in the State.