Lagos plants 6 million trees to combat climate change
The Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, has disclosed that the state government has so far planted six million trees to combat climate change.
Adejare made the disclosure at the Coastal Cities At Risk Project Media Workshop held in Lagos on Thursday.
He said the Lagos State government had since slated every July 14 as the tree planting day to ensure coordinated efforts to tackle the rampaging effect of climate change.
"Since we started tree planting in Lagos, I can tell you that we have planted a total of six million trees. Today alone, we have planted 600,000 trees and our target is that by Year 2020, we succeed in planting at least 10 million trees," Adejare said.
The commissioner said although many Lagosians were yet to appreciate the essential roles trees play in combating the menace of climate change, the ministry would not relent in enlightening the populace so as to ensure that the battle to safeguard the society was allencompassing.