Rotary Club plants 150 trees in Lagos community
As part of efforts to set up a healthier environment, the Rotary Club of Lekki Golden, District 9110, in conjunction with Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), has planted 150 trees at Adewumi Adebimpe Drive, Lekki Phase 1.
Speaking at the event, the president of the club, Chima Aja-Chima, said tree planting would be of great benefit to the environs and generations to come.
“We have enumerated tree planting to be a means to put things in line with the climate change concerns and keep the environment green, to give out oxygen, working in collaboration with Lagos State and the vision and mission of Rotary International.
“Whenever we see the flood that happens in Lagos, there seem to be a good awareness that something has to be done. LASPARK is addressing it and as a club, we are collaborating with them in line with our vision.”
Chima noted that the club will carry out the maintenance contract and surveillance of the trees. The charter president, Rotary Club of Lekki Golden, Winifred Igweonwu, said deforestation is very high and it could only be salvaged by planting as many trees as possible.
Igweonwu said the club was in partnership with Hitech horticulturists who would manage the trees for one year when they would have established strength enough to be sustained on their own.
The District Chairman, Plant Earth Committee, Jelili Efedi, commended the club for the project. “The benefits to humans through the process of photosynthesis is enormous. The leaves emit oxygen and oxygen is what we humans and animals alike use to live; it makes the environment cleaner and fresher and also helps to avert erosion.”
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