Oluwatoyin Agaja, an environmentalist and social entrepreneur based in Ogun state, facilitated the planting of 100 trees at one of the state’s secondary schools.
Agaja, founder of Eco Diversified International, said she is passionate about promoting climate and environmental literacy among young Nigerians.
She said this shortly after the launch of the Climate Action Program – Tree Planting Project at Kobape Community High School in Ogun State.
She said the campaign was aimed at educating students about the importance of environmental stewardship.
“Our campaign is based on the fact that the purity of our planet is essential to our good health and well-being, as well as to securing our future, of which trees are an essential part.
We all know that a hygienic and healthy environment is important for our well-being and our longevity.
“Leaves, trees and all plants play a vital role in human life. Just as we celebrate our birthdays, let’s celebrate them too. The trees we plant today will grow to provide shade, oxygen and fruit. It will be a reminder of our dependence on them and the benefits derived from a healthy natural environment. “
She added that the tree planting exercise will be replicated in other schools across the state, adding that the goal is to plant 1,000 trees by April 2022.
She, however, urged the students and school administration to support the cultivation of tree planting, noting that “we must always remember that we must do all we can, not only for a healthy planet but also for Humanity. Plant a tree today. “
Ogun State Board of Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) Chairman Dr Femi Majekodunmi praised the initiative, reiterating his support for any “program aimed at environmental sustainability”.
He added that “one of the ways we promote environmental management is through initiatives such as. I fully support this and commend the mastermind behind it. I can only hope that this is extended to other schools in our state to create a culture of environmental stewardship. “
In her own remarks, the director of the Kobape community high school, Ms. Titi Aderinale, who was represented by comrade Ayanuga Olufemi, congratulated the Eco Diversified International team for selecting the school from among the many schools in the state. .
He said management will do their best to maintain the culture, although he said it will be the best way to appreciate what the team has done.
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