Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Lagosians to be soon directed to plant trees in their premises

By News Express on 15/07/2015

Gmail icon

Views: 2,127


The Managing Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr Ola Oresanya, on Tuesday said that residents would soon be directed to plant trees in their premises.

Oresanya said this while speaking at a ceremony to mark the 8th State Tree Planting Campaign held at LAWMA Recovery Material Facility, Solous in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ceremony has as its theme ``Tree: the Lungs of the Earth.’’

Oresanya said that it was part of the state government’s plan to put in the law, a provision, that would make it compulsory for the residents to have a space to plant a tree within their homes.

``Very soon, the state government may pass the resolution or regulation that will make sure that occupants of every building plant not less than four trees there.

``We expect that even in an hectare of land, a minimum of 20 trees and a maximum of 50 trees are planted.

``So, when you are doing your developmental projects, probably before you get an approval, you need to show the compliance with the tree planting policy of the state government.

``The Ministry of Physical Planning or the building control people must see that the trees are planted within or around building premises,’’ he said.

Oresanya who also represented Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State at the event, enjoined residents of the state to embrace the tree-planting policy as a way of life in order to restore the dignity of the earth.

``We need to desist from indiscriminate felling of trees; and for every tree that must be removed, at least, one must be planted,’’ the governor said.

NAN recalls that the tree planting campaign began in Lagos in 2008 to stem the tide of environmental degradation and inordinate exploitation of the earth’s resources. (NAN)

Photo shows LAWMA MD Oresanya.

Source News Express

Posted 15/07/2015 05:32:32 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
CAN declares January 10 national day of prayers...

Sultan challenges FG on credible election in 2019...

The Senate and the rejected Gender Equality Bill...

Dogara And Budget Padding Scandal: Nemojudex In Causasua,...

Three soldiers killed as troops neutralise Boko Haram...

Nnamdi Kanu being held by Nigerian Army —...

Suspension as CBN Governor: Jonathan floors Sanusi at...

FG only owes N12bn in domestic Debts —...

Ochanya: Court remands wife of lecturer accused of...

Mikel named new Super Eagles Captain

US-based basketballer laments extortion by Nigeria Customs

NHIS Crisis: Presidency orders due process

 

Latest News Unbeatable Abdul Titi Kone re-emerges African Freestyle Football Champion Wadume: Military, Police disagreement stalls trial of kidnap kingpin, other suspects Unknown gunmen kill traditional ruler Igbos storm United Nations over alleged marginalisation by Buhari administration Minimum wage talks deadlocked again as FG, Labour fail to reach agreement NFIU clears the air on letter seeking bank account details of senators, judicial officers Over 100 LGAs ravaged by flood in 33 states Sacked Lecturer: PUNCH Correspondent arrested over petition Xenophobia: Apologies from South Africa not enough, says HURIWA Islamic State Leader issues fresh battle cry Abuja not under any form of siege — IGP Boko Haram: Borno Governor demands more protection for Maiduguri •Details of how terror group shook UNIMAID

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (540,814 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,101 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (389,396 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,706 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,690 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,650 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,766 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,395 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,484 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,505 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,850 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,453 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,444) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,109) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (812) Global Business Monitor (442) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,955) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (414) News (51,389) Opinion (1,359) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,447) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,168) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera