In a bid to protect the environment and promote healthy living, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered an immediate planting of 500,000 trees in 78 locations of the state.
Speaking on his behalf at the 2017 Tree Planting Campaign tagged “Think Green, Plant Trees, Live Green’’ which was organized by the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency yesterday, Deputy Governor Dr Idiat Adebule made this known.
The Governor revealed that 6.8 million trees had been planted since the state government started the campaign in 2007.
“To mark this year’s Tree Planting Day, we are adding another 500,000 trees, which will be planted across the state.
“We must remember that trees are essential to human existence, as they provide food, shelter, a remedy for all ill health and source of energy. They also control storm, noise pollution, water runoffs and desert encroachment.
If we must continue to live in good health, planting of trees will be a strategy that must be embraced by all, this is because planting of trees is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to preserve mother earth and combat the ravaging effect of climate change.”