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XMAS DECORATIONS: LASPARK CALLS ON “GREEN PARTNERS” TO SUPPORT GOVERNMENT

The General Manager of the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency, (LASPARK), Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, has called on all the “Green Partners” of the State to support the Government’s Christmas decoration exercise by beautifying and lighting up the sites adopted by their organisations.

The General Manager, who made the call during a breakfast meeting organised by the Agency for the private sector, described the meeting as a unique opportunity for the agency and its stakeholders to share ideas on how to advance the course of the state’s greening initiative.

While acknowledging the contributions of some of its partners who had over the years embraced the Christmas lighting and decoration project, Adebiyi-Abiola, appealed to other partners to key into the project as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility by adding glamour to the Yuletide festivities.

She acknowledged the roles of all the environmentally friendly organisations towards the sustainability of the greening programme in the State and noted that more efforts were needed.

“One mitigating measure against the adverse effect of climate change and global warming is to increase the green cover immensely and this can only be achieved through conscious, intensive and aggressive landscaping, beautification and tree planting activities which our partners have keyed into”, she said.

She stated that the meeting had afforded her the opportunity to understand some of the challenges faced by some partners and assured them that she would look into the identified challenges and see how best to collaborate to continuously improve the living environment and wellbeing of Lagosians through landscaping, beautification and tree planting.

She said: “Your immeasurable financial and material contributions in nurturing and keeping the adopted sites green and clean cannot be overemphasized. I enjoin you to do more so that we can bequeath an enviable environment to the generation yet unborn”.

Present at the meeting were representatives of Zenith Bank, Fidelity Bank, Sterling Bank, Kiosque Vegetal, Shodex Gardens, F-Plus, Chevron Nigeria, Nigerian Bottling Company, among others.