Lagos State Government greenery project has once again receive a boost following the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency’s (LASPARK) collaboration with AXA Mansard Insurance to plant 100 Queens Palm trees.
Speaking during a ceremonial tree planting event held Thursday at the perimeter fence of Eko Atlantic, Ahmadu Bello way, Victoria Island Lagos, the General Manager of LASPARK Mrs Adetoun Popoola expressed appreciation to AXA Mansard Insurance for choosing to support the State Government’s greening initiative, through its AXA Root Movement as part of a larger sustainability agenda.
She admonished individuals, public and private organizations, as well as Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to join hands with LASPARK in promoting sustainable and healthy State through tree planting.
Speaking further, Popoola disclosed that it is projected that the city of Lagos in the next couple of years will be over populated and when this happens, the environment will loose its essential natural assets, stressing the need to plant as many trees as possible for restoration of the earth.
Also speaking, Mrs Jumoke Odunlami, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer of AXA Mansard Insurance noted that climate change is a major issue in the country, reiterating that the commitment of Nigeria by 2060 is to be carbon neutral and tree planting is the best way to offset the carbon emission in the surroundings.
She however disclosed that the second phase of the AXA Root Movement is scheduled to commence soon and everyone will be encouraged to plant a tree noting that the AXA Mansard Team is committed to propagating tree planting agenda.