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As part of preparation for the Year 2017 Tree Planting Day, the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) has held a “Walk for Tree” and an awareness seminar to highlight the importance of tree planting at the Epe Local Government Secretariat. Speaking at the One-Day seminar, the General Manager of the Agency, Mrs Abimbola Jijoho-Ogun said the sensitisation walk and seminar are to enlighten and reawaken Lagosians on the sacred responsibility of preserving nature. She noted that “Nature has been good to us and our refusal to reciprocate this kind gesture is ungodly, inhuman and selfish because God actually instructed that we replenish the earth and not make it naked.” Mrs. Jijoho-Ogun reiterated that when people continue to destroy trees, they are also destroying human life, reducing biological diversity and cheating posterity as we know it, stressing that it is a criminal offence to fell trees in the State…

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The General Manager, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency, Mrs. Abimbola Jijoho-Ogun has charged horticulturists to maintain a lush green in all State parks and gardens assigned to them in order to sustain the greening initiative of the State Government. Mrs. Jijoho-Ogun who stated this during the quarterly meeting with horticulturists stressed that maintenance of the gardens is essential to enhancing the aesthetics value of the State, hence the efforts of the Agency should not be sabotaged by the lackadaisical attitude of some horticulturists. She maintained that failure of any horticulturist to adhere to standards set by the Agency will lead to sanctions and therefore urged them to brace up to challenges of the tasks assigned to them. The General Manager further stated that the green hands posted to all horticulturists must be engaged and put to maximum use. The engagement of the over 500 green hands is in line…

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    MRS ADETOUN IBILOLA POPOOLA GENERAL MANAGER, LAGOS STATE PARKS AND GARDENS AGENCY     Adetoun Ibilola Popoola, born in 1984, attended the prestigious Queen’s College in Lagos. An Alumnus of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), she bagged a B.Sc. in Business Administration in 2004. Adetoun also obtained an M.Sc. in Marketing and Communications Management from the University of Hull, UK in 2009. Adetoun started her career in Banking as an Executive Trainee with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc in 2006. Her passion for excellence earned her exceptional promotion to the position of Banking Officer in 2012 and then Senior Banking Officer in 2015. With over 10 years experience in project management, customer experience and quality management, she joined the Strategy and Corporate Transformation Group of the Bank of Industry in 2018 as an Assistant Manager where she played an exceptional role in the success of the 2019 ISO 9001:2015…

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Mr Adelaja Oluwaseun Joseph Sunmoni is a graduate of Finance, professionally Chartered Banker and a versatile Chartered Administrator with vast experiences in lecturing, Banking and Administrative expertise spanning a period of over thirty years. He attended Government College Ikorodu, Lagos where he obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1981. He proceeded to the Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo where he studied Banking & Finance and obtained the National Diploma (ND) in Banking (1984). He proceeded to the prestigious University of Nigeria where he studied Finance with special reference to Banking and was awarded a B.Sc (Finance) degree in 1988. He qualified as Chartered Banker (ACIB) in 1995, and was certified as a Chartered Manager in 2003 (MNIM). He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) in 2005. He has a brief stint with the highly rated firm of Chartered Accountants, Peat, Marwick and Ogunde &…

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Mrs Akinpelu Omolara Olajumoke was born on the 12th of October, 1970 in Lagos to the Adebowale’s family.    She completed her elementary education at Okunsanya memorial primary school,Orile Agege in 1982 and then proceeded to Orile Agege community high school, where she obtained her West African school certificate in 1987. She gained admission into the prestigious Yaba college of Technology and graduated as an Urban and Regional planner in 1994 and enlisted for the compulsory National Youth Service Corps programme,and thereafter proceeded to Lagos State University, where she obtained postgraduate diploma and Master’s in Urban and Regional planning respectively.       She eventually joined the Lagos State civil service,in the year 2000,as Higher Technical Officer (planning) at the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban development, and has since worked in several Ministries and Departments, including Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning Board (LASURBP),Lagos State Physical Planning and Development Authority (LAPPHYDA),…

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Mrs‘Funto Aina is an Asst Director and Head of the Tree Planting & Maintenance Department of the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency.                                                                                                                                                                                                                She is an experienced Health, Safety and Environmental professional with a track record of success in the Food and Environment Industry, Drug and Food Laboratory analysis and over 9years experience in the Safety Profession. She has experience in developing quality management systems, safety inspections and training. She is highly skilled having attended specialized trainings in various managerial skills and a certified Train the Trainer in Safety Skills. She had her secondary education at the renowned New Era Girls Secondary School, Surulere and graduated with Upper Credit from the prestigious Yaba College of Technology, Lagos in 1988studying Microbiology. In her passion for Safety of lives and property, she pursued certifications in safety. She holds a certificate from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health(CIEH), NEBOSH and the ABIOSH UK…

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Kareem Akeem Babatunde is Assistant Director/Head of Finance and Accounts of Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency. He joined the Lagos Staten Civil Service as a senior Accountant in November 2006 and was deployed to the State Treasury Office (Monitoring and Investigation Directorate). He was later seconded to Lagos State Waterways Authority in 2008(a newly created Parastatal of Lagos State Government) as one of the pioneer staff where he later rose to become the Head of Accounts in 2010. In 2016 he was deployed to Ministry of Justice (Mobile Court) and was later deployed to Ministry of Home of Affairs for one year (2016- 2017). In September 2017 Akeem was deployed to Lagos State Parks and Gardens as the Head of Finance and Accounts, since then he has been working hand in hand with the General Manager on all financial matters and treasury issues. Akeem is a fellow of the…

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Mr Olajide Olagoke an Internal Auditor who ensures that the financial dealings and proper books of account are in place, recorded and kept as at when necessary in accordance with the rules and regulations. As an auditor he is also saddled with the responsibility of carrying out staff audit exercise, pre and post audit of all payment vouchers, value for money audit, investigation, store and stock audit, report writing and playing an advisory role to the management where necessary etc. He joined the Teaching service commission In 1990 as Account Assistant II, he was deployed to Min. of Agriculture in 1999 where his service was regularised to the main stream of the civil service. As diligent officer of internal Audit, between 1999 and 2005 he Worked at Ministry of Agriculture, Min. Of Finance and Cabinet office, is integrity and team work ability was also displayed at his subsequent duty post…

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Abudu Busurat was born on 29th October,1974 to the family of Mr.and Mrs.Abudu, she attended Federal Government Girls college New Bissau,Niger state  where she obtained WEAC in 1991 An Alumnus of the University of Lagos (Unilag), where she bagged her first degree in Mathematics & Statistics in 1997.Ms Abudu also obtained Master in Public Administration from Lagos State University (LASU) in 2005. Ms.Abudu started her career in the Lagos State Public Service  as Statistician II in 1999 and gradually rose to position of Assistant Director. She has served in various MDAs as Head of Planning/Budget Unit until her deployment to LASPARK in March,2021 She is happily married with children

  MUMIN AKINTAYO MUMUNI, he obtained first school leaving certificate from Sunnyfields Primary School Surulere after which he proceeded to Lagos State Model College, Kankon. He further proceeded and obtained a BSc.in Biology from Southern University at New Orleans, Louisiana. U.S.A. He worked as a Research Associate with the Louisiana State University Life Sciences Centre, and also worked briefly as a State Sanitarian with the Louisiana State Government to ensure businesses and public facilities are compliant with safety, health and environmental regulations set by the State Government. Determined to make an impact back home, he joined the Lagos State Civil Service in November, 2006. He worked briefly as a pioneer staff of LASAA (Lagos State Outdoor Advertisement Agency) and returned to the Ministry of the Environment. He worked with tirelessly with his senior colleagues to improve on existing policies on solid waste management, renewable energy, waste-to-wealth programmes and Committee on…

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