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Firm partners Lagos govt on eco-friendly society

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Axxela Limited has reiterated its commitment to a greener and healthier environment as it partners Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) to commemorate this year’s tree planting day.

With the theme ‘’Restore and Recover,’’ the initiative focused on raising awareness on the need to protect and restore the environment. It aims to enhance healthy living through planting of trees to achieve reduction in atmospheric greenhouse gases and enhance a greener, cleaner, and healthier environment.

Commenting on the gesture, Axxela’s Head of Environment, Health, Safety and Quality, Uche Okpala, said: “We remain resolute in our commitment to promoting an eco-friendly environment in our operations and supporting our stakeholders in upholding best practices in entrenching these goals.

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“We are committed to support LASPARK’s tree-planting drive with another 3,000 seedlings (bringing Axxela’s total tree seedlings donated to 14,000) in the quest to achieve its mandate of an extensive environmental restoration in Lagos State, one of the world’s most populous cities, vulnerable to flooding due to its geographical proximity to the sea. We are confident that these steps would be critical in the mitigation of these risks.”

In her remarks, the General Manager, LASPARK, Mrs. Adetoun Popoola, said: “We are very grateful for the support and partnership of Axxela Limited. The organisation has supported LASPARK for several years and this year has not been an exception. Its continued support has enabled us to mandate the agencyto do more. As part of our outreach programmes, we have commenced a mini-botanical garden in one of the schools.

“This is the decade of ecosystem restoration as declared by the United Nations and we are committed to implementing plans that will help us achieve this goal. The mini-botanical garden, a project Axxela is also supporting part of that restoration plan as it would help us educate children about sustainability. It will also give them a feel of caring for the environment and helps them understand the importance of ecosystem restoration and biodiversity conservation.”

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