The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) on Thursday distributed free tree seedlings to guests at the 25th Convocation Ceremony of the Lagos State University (LASU), held at the Buba Marwa Auditorium, Ojo.
According to the General Manager of the Agency, Mrs. Adetoun Popoola, the exercise is in furtherance of the Agency’s awareness and sensitisation drive aimed at stimulating and awakening the consciousness of residents to tree planting for protection of the ecosystem.
Popoola said the organisation will continue to propagate the tree planting gospel to inhabitants of the State and encourage them to plant trees in every available space, stressing that it is the only natural defence mechanism to mitigate the effects of climate change.
“We are here at LASU to advocate a sustainable greener environment. We are giving out free plants and educating the audience on how to plant a tree”, she disclosed.
The General Manager acknowledged that the sensitisation exercise afforded the Agency the opportunity to interact and have one-on-one conversations with some of the visitors so as to know their disposition towards tree planting, stressing that feedback generated will help reinforce the organisation’s advocacy programmes.