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Rotary Club of Lekki Phase 1 collaborates with Raggae Republic on tree planting

The Rotary Club of Lekki Phase One, in conjunction with a socio-environmental group, Raggae Republic, has carried out a tree planting exercise at Greensprings Anthos House School in Jakande axis, Lekki.

The Rotary Club of Lekki Phase One, in conjunction with a socio-environmental group, Raggae Republic, has carried out a tree planting exercise at Greensprings Anthos House School in Jakande axis, Lekki.

Speaking at the event, President, Rotary Club of Lekki Phase One, Rotarian Yetunde Dimowo, said planting trees becomes essential because trees provide oxygen that man needs to breathe.

Members of Rotary Club of Lekki Phase 1 and Raggae Republic during the tree planting exercise


She added that trees reduce the incidence of erosion at the time of the rainy season as well as flooding, adding that trees help to curb climate change.

“Planting trees help to restore important ecosystem services in our environment. It supplies humans and animals with food, water, energy and raw building materials. When water, soil and air quality are improved, environmental risks and impacts are reduced.

“Not only do trees produce oxygen, but they also absorb carbon dioxide and other harmful greenhouse gases.

“Rotary International buying into the advantages of tree planting has therefore made it compulsory and inculcated same into its annual project for every club, and our club has chosen this school to carry out the exercise this Rotary year.

“I am happy to make it my first project, leveraging on its benefits to mankind, our environment and its ability to curb climate change,” she said.

Dimowo revealed that Rotary Club of Lekki Phase 1 for the past 15 years has been carrying out tree planting projects with the most recent ones carried out in Arcadia Grove Estate, Osapa London in 2020, as well as the one carried out in Oral Estate, Ikota, in 2021.

She said the club was happy to collaborate with Raggae Republic to carry out the project which would send messages to the young ones on the importance of tree planting.

Raggae Republic Coordinator, Washington Uba, also expressed satisfaction with the partnership citing their philosophy “catching them young” which means inculcating the young ones on the culture of saving the Earth. He, therefore, called on Nigerians to also imbibe the culture of planting trees.

“Planting a million trees annually by the citizens of the Republic alongside our partners can help save the earth from deforestation and climate change,” he said.

Dimowo disclosed other projects in her service year to include free medical checks and giving of free glasses among others while her club would make positive contributions to Rotary Foundation, District Endowment and Welfare Education Fund (DEWEF), Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), among others.