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.