Lagos To Open Ikorodu, Badagry Parks For Easter Celebration

 Lagos To Open Ikorodu, Badagry Parks For Easter Celebration

lasparkLagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has directed the State Parks and Garden Agency (LASPARK) to open the newly completed recreational park at Ikorodu and Badagry for public use during the Easter celebration.
General Manager LASPARK, Mrs. Abimbola Jijoho-Ogun who disclosed this to journalists Wednesday said both parks would be open as a test run with all the necessary facilities obtainable in any standard parks across the state.
She assured residents that the government has put in place security measures, to enable then use the park without nursing any fear.
JIjoho-Ogun said government is collaborating with partners adding that the parks would be open free of charge all through the Easter period with funfairs for children and adults to have a fun filled Easter period.
She said the five hectares metropolitan park at Ibeju Lekki is still on course adding that it has completed perimeter fencing with about 1million trees planted to protect the acquired land for the park.
The GM also informed that the agency has concluded plans to train over 750 young assistant horticulturists from the 57 local Government Areas and Local Council Developments Area.
She said the assistant horticulturists after completing their training would be assigned some of the newly established or existing parks to mange.
“In readiness for the rain, the agency has commenced aggressive tree pruning exercise across the state to forestall the danger associated with tree falling and windstorm.”
She enjoined residents to report to the agency any tree that may posed danger to lives and properties anywhere across the state.
She said the agency is ready and willing to partner with private and business concerns to adopt and maintain open greenery to ensure that all support the state for a greener, healthier Lagos.
She enjoined all operators of parks in the state to regularize their operations with LASPARK as the agency needs to certify that these parks meet both state and international standard.

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