The Lagos state Parks and Garden Agency (LASPARK) disclosed it is intensifying efforts to prune overgrown trees across the state as part of it preparation for the rainy season.
Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, speaking during the weekend revealed the purpose of the move by the agency is to avert windstorm disaster which Is a common occurrence during the rainy season.
She said: cables and poles.
”Calling the attention of the agency to overgrown trees in different parts of the state will help to prevent loss of lives and property.
”I am, therefore, seeking your support to report to the agency any of these trees that can affect, not only you but other members of the society.
”This is because it is not possible for the representatives of the agency to be everywhere at all times to assess urgent issues related to these trees.
”This is what is required of you as a responsible citizen and this is what I am encouraging you to do,” she said.
She, therefore, urged the state residents to desist from the habit of cutting trees without due permission from the state government as the zero tolerance to pruning upheld by LASPARK is still in force.
“This is to curb the menace of indiscriminate tree pruning and felling in all nooks and crannies of the state,’’ she said.