It Is Now Illegal To Fell Trees In Lagos – Governor Fashola

It Is Now Illegal To Fell Trees In Lagos – Governor Fashola

Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State has disclosed that henceforth, unauthorised cutting of tree anywhere in Lagos is an offence punishable under the law.

It Is Now Illegal To Fell Trees In Lagos – Governor Fashola

Governor Fashola made this disclosure while presenting his keynote address at the presentation of ‘Eko green dream’ initiative process and the launch of ‘Eko Green Card’ on Wednesday.

He said that the state government was committed to the development and sustainability of the environment, noting that if for any reason a tree should be felled, it must be with the permission of the appropriate authorities and three trees should be planted in its stead.

While reiterating the state government’s commitment in making Lagos a greener and healthier environment, Fashola recalled that in the 1960, Lagos, as the federal capital territory, was known for beautiful gardens which earned both local and international awards, but oil boom of the 1970s and development of roads and infrastructure gradually brought about its demise.

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