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YULETIDE SEASON: LASPARK URGES PARTNERS TO COMMENCE DECORATION OF PARKS

The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency, (LASPARK) has called on Green Partners to begin the decoration of adopted parks across the State through colourful lighting and adornment in preparation for the Yuletide festivities.

The
call was made through a statement issued by the General Manager of the
Agency, Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, urging all the Green Partners of
the State to utilise the opportunities provided by the yuletide season
to support Government’s efforts at making the season more glamorous
through decorating and lighting of the sites adopted by their
organisations.

“The
exercise is a unique opportunity for the agency and its partners to
intensify and advance the ideals of Greening across the State and create
a comfortable atmosphere for citizens as they look forward to
connecting with nature during the season”, she said.

Outlining the necessity for the project at this festive season, the LASPARK
boss revealed that edifying the various parks in the State with
eye-catching decorations will stimulate public interest thereby
improving patronage.

While
acknowledging the contributions of some of its partners who had
constantly been identified with the Christmas lighting and decoration
project of the State Government, Adebiyi-Abiola, implored other partners
to key into the special project as part of their Corporate Social
Responsibility.

“Government takes cognisance
and appreciates the contributions of all partners and relevant
stakeholders towards keeping the State’s adopted sites green and clean. I
enjoin you to be steadfast in bequeathing an enviable environment to
the generation yet unborn”, she stated.

Adebiyi-Abiola
affirmed that the project will further reposition their brands and
portray their organisations as admirers of a distinct and healthy
society, thus creating a beneficial and desirous response among the
citizens.

According
to her, “To further entrench the model of greening, the agency has
developed a system that is making private and non-governmental organisations to show interest in adopting parks in the State”.

She acknowledged and praised 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 to attain the heights set by the
State Government.

Speaking
further, the General Manager affirmed that mitigating the adverse
effects of climate change and global warming requires an intensive
increment in the green cover, saying it can only be achieved through
conscious, intensive and aggressive landscaping, beautification and tree
planting activities which the agency’s partners have keyed into.

Adebiyi-Abiola
assured all partners that the Agency will not relent in providing
strategic support as it continues to improve the living environment and
wellbeing of Lagosians through landscaping, beautification and tree
planting.

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