Trees are essential to our life on the planet and therefore as humans, we must play active roles in planting and caring for trees to enhance life and sustainability. This is according to the Managing Director of the Lagos State Waste Environmental Agency, LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni.
Odumboni on Tuesday joined the wife of the deputy governor of Lagos state, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat to mark the 2020 tree planting exercise which held at the Landmark Isolation Centre, Victoria Island.
Speaking to our correspondent shortly after the ceremony, Odumboni said as key stakeholders in the environmental sector, LAWMA will continue to be at the forefront of sustainable climate actions in Lagos State.
“Today is Tree Planting day and it is very important for Lagosians and Nigerians as a whole to understand the importance of what we are doing today. There are issues of climate change confronting the whole world and as individuals, a state or an organization, it is very key for everyone to be involved in this fight of sustaining our environment.”
“LAWMA will continue to advocate and teach people not only how dispose refuge properly but also teach and continue to advocate for a cleaner and healthier environment and this is one way, tree planting and it is really exciting to plant a tree. We all have a role to play by planting trees and embarking on activities that will restore environment’s bio-diversity,” Odumboni said.
The Lagos State Government, since 2008, dedicates every July 14 as its tree-planting day as part of its sustainable actions to mitigate the impacts of climate change in line with Goals 13 and 15 of the Sustainable Development Goals.