In line with the mandate and drive to regenerate and beautify open spaces within the State to achieve a beautiful, green and healthier environment, the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) has partnered with Access Bank Plc to adopt and beautify road medians at Admilraty way, Lekki and Adeola Odeku way, Victoria Island through the “Go Green Initiative”.
Speaking at Admilraty way, Lekki Phase One on Friday, the General Manager of LASPARK Mrs Adetoun Popoola said the “Go Green Initiative” was born out of the passion for the environment shown by Access Bank, noting that the bank over the years has been a very good supporter of the State Government.
She disclosed that the project is being carried out by the Corporate Banking Division of the financial institution to enhance the environment by greening and planting trees, acknowledging that the initiative has transformed the Lekki Admilraty way corridor.
Speaking on the sustainability of the Initiative, Popoola revealed that Access Bank has engaged horticulturist approved by LASPARK for continous maintenance of the road medians.
She encouraged other Corporate Organisations to emulate the Bank reiterating that the mandate of LASPARK is to promote beautification, recreation and leisure.
“We have an Adoption Programme which allow individuals, corporate organisations to adopt and beautify open spaces across the State”. She added.
The Head of Corporate Bank at Access Bank Mrs Iyabo Ogunsanya said the project is being done as a Corporate Social Responsibility function stressing that going “Green” is important in the heat of the effect of climate change.
She noted that the “Go Green Initiative is conceived out of the desire to demonstrate to everyone the importance of greenery to a sustainable environment, adding that the bank will continue to impact on the communities and markets where its operates from.
Aslo speaking, the Managing Director of Kiosque Vegetal and LASPARK’S approved horticulturist Mrs Fatima Mohammed emphasized the Importance of greenery to protect the environment saying its significance cannot be overstated.
You can see, as we are standing here, it’s so hot and you know they have been talking about climate change for years, how its important to plant a tree. Trees play significant role in absorbing cabondioxide and releasing oxygen for the health and well being of all” She added.