The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency says it has commenced the regeneration of degraded areas across the state in line with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Executive Order.
The agency said the governor had ordered the agency and others to rid the state’s highways of environmental nuisance.
In a statement by the General Manager of LASPARK, Mrs Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, the agency said the intervention would complement the ongoing clean-up exercise on major roads across the state by various government agencies.
“The reclamation operation is to salvage the aesthetic environment of strategic areas in the state that have been defiled by chaotic activities in recent years. This is also in line with the ‘THEMES Agenda’ of promoting healthy living, sustainable environment and safety of lives and property in any part of the state,” she said.
Adebiyi-Abiola stated that the government planned to uplift the face of the state in order to open it up for more decent commercial and economic ventures to complement the state’s commitment to the greening project and to further create an appealing ambience befitting of a 21st century city.
According to her, the agency has commenced clearing of vegetation and planting of trees on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway from Eric Moore to Trade Fair.
She said in line with the LASPARK’s mandate, all road setbacks, road embankments, loops, medians and open spaces across the state would be aggressively sanitised and adorned with trees and beautiful flowers in a bid to ensuring a greener and healthier environment.
The GM acknowledged that making the environment clean and habitable for everyone would enhance socio-economic activities, and implored residents to conduct themselves in a way that would help preserve the environment.
“The government is poised more than ever to prosecute anyone or group of persons undermining its efforts towards strengthening the greening culture across the state,” he said.