Barrister Rotimi Ogunwuyi, the Sole Administrator of Mosan Okunola Local Government Area of Lagos State, has described the planting of trees as a natural way of ensuring the sustainability of life.
Speaking at the annual Tree Planting Day, organised by the Lagos State government, Ogunwuyi said: “The initiative is aimed at saving the earth. Ultimately we’re securing the continuous existence of humanity.”
Ogunwuyi promised that his local government would continue to work with the state government and its relevant ministries, departments and agencies on the annual Tree Planting initiative.
“In addition, the local government’s monitoring team will see to the maintenance and growth of the trees planted till date. This we intend to achieve through a synergy between the council’s environmental department and the community development associations,” he noted.
Ogunwuyi stated that the effect of tree planting is significant to the world, adding that, “Aside its aesthetic appeal, it creates a friendly and safe environment for all.”