23rd July, 2010
The tree planting exercise embarked upon by Lagos State government about three years ago, has been said to have been a wisely conceived initiative by the Babatunde Raji Fashola-led administration.
The Chairman, Lagos Island Local Government Area of the state, Wasiu Eshilokun Sanni, made the remark during this yearâ€™s tree planting campaign, held at Elegbeta play ground on Lagos Island.
During the exercise, Eshilokun highlighted exercise, highlighted the benefits of trees to be numerous. According to him, if trees are adequately planted, it would definitely combat extreme variation in atmospheric gases as well as total reduction in air pollution.
He stated further that trees also aids in time of physical benefit, such as positive effect of erosion control and as a medium of environmental beautification, recreation and shade against sunlight.