LAWMA encourages Lagosians to plant trees within their premises


Mr. Oladimeji Oresanya, MD, LAWMA.
The managing director of Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, Mr. Ola Oresanya, has said that residents of the state would soon be directed to plant trees in their premises.
Oresanya stated this at this year’s Tree Planting Campaign held at the agency’s Recovery Material Facility, RMF, Solous, Igando, Lagos state recently.
The ceremony which is the 8th edition is themed: “Tree: the Lungs of the Earth.”
Oresanya said that it was part of the state government’s plan to put in a law that would make it compulsory for the residents to have a space to plant a tree within their homes.
Oresanya said; “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 agency must see that the trees are planted within or around building premises.” he said.
The managing director of LAWMA who also represented the state governor, Mr. Akmbode Akinwunmi, at the event, appealed to the residents of the state to embrace the tree-planting policy as a way of life in order to restore the dignity of the earth.
He also charged the residents of the state to desist from indiscriminate felling of trees and that for every tree that must be removed, at least, one must be planted.
The tree planting campaign began in Lagos in 2008 to stem the tide of environmental degradation and inordinate exploitation of the earth’s resources. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper