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Lagos launches ‘trees from art’ campaign in schools

By Waliat Musa
12 April 2022   |   4:01 am
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to climate action and actualise the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.

[FILES] Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reiterated his administration’s commitment to climate action and actualise the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.

The Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI) created ‘Trees From Art’ (TfA) in partnership with the Lagos State government and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria (AHK Nigeria) to champion climate education and planting of 100,000 economic trees in secondary and technical schools.

TfA was launched by the governor, who was represented by Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, at Nike Art Gallery, Lekki, yesterday.

The governor urged stakeholders, environmentalists and all young persons to join in the effort to make Lagos environment and the world safe, habitable and green.

The CYCDI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Project Director, Foluke Michael, said the climate action campaign was designed to spark creativity among young people in building the desired future through climate enterprises and promote natural environment, green entrepreneurs and prosperity in different communities.

“TfA pilot phase began in February 2022 with school inspection, data collation activities and set-up of the Creative Club 50 in 40 approved schools in six education districts, with the support of the Office of Sustainable Development Goals and Investments and Lagos State Ministry of Education.

“A total of 250 hybrid and traditional trees comprised of avocado, tangerine, orange and mango were planted in Vetland Junior and Senior Grammar Schools, Lagos State Model Junior and Senior College and Caleb British International School,” Foluke added.