-Urges markets to maintain clean and beautiful environment
The Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Samuel Babatunde Adejare has advised Lagosians especially those living around the newly regenerated Ogba market to make tree planting a part of their lives by planting a tree to mark their birthdays and other commemorative events.
Adejare gave this advice today as he planted trees in Ogba to mark the 90th post-humus birthday of his mother, Mrs. Grace Iyabode Oduwole.
His words: “We are planting these trees in honour of my mother who would have been 90 years old if she were to be alive. I am using this medium to advise you all to make sure a tree is planted to mark your ceremonies such as birthdays.”
Ninety Ashoaka hands-up trees were planted by the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, Special Adviser on the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Hunpe, General Manager, Lagos State Parks and Garden Agency, Mrs. Bilikis Adebiyi-Abiola, Management Staff of the Ministry and members of Ogba community.
He urged residents of the Ogba community, who now enjoyed the benefits of tidiness which his ministry had reintroduced to the neighborhood by compelling stall owners to fence themselves off from the major roads and by dislodging street traders from the area, to embrace tree planting as the next step to beautify their area and reap other benefits from trees.
Meanwhile, Adejare has required sellers in the Onigbongbo market in Maryland to tidy up the market, remove street traders and ensure that the adjoining streets were free for vehicular movements.
He gave this directive during his sanitation compliance monitoring of the market where he urged the market leaders to ensure that goods were no longer displayed on the walkways and road setbacks, adding that the cleanliness of the market should be their watchwords.
He urged market sellers at the market to emulate stall owners in Ogba who had cooperated with the Ministry of the Environment to achieve the neatness and orderliness being currently enjoyed by both the markets sellers and resident of Ogba.