July 24, 2019 (Lagos, Nigeria) — Axxela Limited (“Axxela”), Africa’s preferred fast-growing gas & power portfolio company, has been recognized as the ‘Most Supportive Private Sector Organization’ by the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) during the launch of its 2019 tree planting initiative.
The award was presented to Axxela at the event held in Lekki, Lagos by the Executive Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the state’s First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu.
According to Sanwo-Olu, “This initiative is to ensure that every house in Lagos possesses at least one tree which we believe would go a long way to intensify our greening project. Tree planting is one of the strategies to combat the effect of climate change and global warming, which pose the most devastating threat to human survival, and the green economy will provide another platform for our ambitious city to promote its green credentials, improve citizens’ health and sustain the environment.
The theme of this year’s tree planting initiative is ‘Clean and Green is our Perfect Dream’. The Lagos State Government hopes to plant 10 million trees by 2020 as it aims to check the effects of climate change and global warming.
Axxela’s Environment, Health, Safety and Quality Manager Uche Okpala said: “With our pledge to donate 6,000 seedlings this year, Axxela is firmly committed to its collaboration with LASPARK on this laudable eco-enabling initiative. Over the years, LASPARK has taken enormous strides to fulfill its mandate of making Lagos State greener and healthier through the creation and maintenance of functional parks and gardens, as well as the planting and maintenance of trees. By planting over seven million trees within the decade across the state, we are collectively ensuring a cleaner, greener, healthier and safer environment for present and future generations.