Saints seeking an inclusive and sustainable environment | The Guardian Nigeria News
Ready to plant 1,000 coconut trees
In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to provide an inclusive and sustainable environment, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is set to plant 1,000 coconut trees along the beaches of Elegushi and Badagry.
The Director of Communications, Mr. Ikpe George Nkanang, who disclosed this over the weekend while speaking to reporters in Lagos, said the project is in line with the 16th Annual Pan African Service Project (AASP) from the church. He said the project would be done in partnership with the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and others.
Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), Lagos State Coconut Development Agency (LASCODA), Oba of Oniru, Oba of Elegushi, Oba of Badagry, the regional office of the local council of Badagry and other partners.
According to him, about 75,000 men, women, children and youth of the church, along with about 15,000 non-members, will offer about 270,000 man-hours of free service to communities across Nigeria during the day of service.
He also said the service project in Lagos would focus on clearing selected beaches from Badagry to Eleko of plastic and other litter. He revealed that the project will be held on August 20, 2022 nationwide.
In her speech, the Tree Planting and Care Officer, LASPARK, Ms. Funto Aina, said that at a time when the world is going through climate change, the imperative to plant trees cannot be overemphasized.
She added that it is necessary to maintain the trees when they are planted, urging the church to work closely with LASCODA.