On Tuesday, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwoo-Olu, encouraged Lagosians to join the state government’s efforts to preserve the environment by planting trees.
The governor made the appeal during the kick-off of the 1,000 Tree Planting Project in Lagos, themed: “The Evergreen Project Lagos,” a brainchild of Miss Naita Gupta of the African Steel Evergreen Project, held in Ikoyi.
Sanwo-Olu also reiterated the 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.
Recalling that the state government is committed to tree planting, the governor disclosed that the state has planted more than eight million trees over the past 13 years.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, who expressed his administration’s commitment to preserving the environment for future generations, further disclosed that 60,000 trees had been planted across different locations in the state during his tenure.
He praised the Gupta Family for their tree planting initiative and urged other residents to join in the effort for more trees to grow in Lagos State.
The governor planted a tree at the event and urged Lagosians not to forget about the environment.
“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 of those teenagers who are alive today is secure. We should plant more trees to save the environment,” the governor said.
Miss Naita Gopta, who spoke earlier, stated that her Geography class was a major contributor to her interest in Lagos. She revealed that the tree planting campaign began on Friday, Dec 17, and that 1,000 trees will be planted across Lagos by the end.
Gupta stated that she was passionate about creating a Greener Lagos and Cleaner Lagos. She encouraged Lagosians to plant more trees.
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Sanwo-Olu teaches Lagosians about environment preservation through tree planting