In a bid to encourage tree planting as an activity among young people to promote a healthy environment, the Lagos state government has announced 20 schools to plant fruit orchards.
The state Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, said the activity will productively engage young people and promote planting culture.
She said the importance of tree planting in a coastal city like Lagos would make the state greener, safer and orderly, while producing youths who were environmentally conscious.
“Mr. Governor’s policy of fast-tracking the development of Lagos State is hinged on the THEMES agenda. Part of this is to engage the youth, particularly students, so that they can become healthy, productive and environmentally sound.
“In this regard, the Ministry of Agriculture is establishing fruit orchards in 20 secondary schools in the three senatorial districts in the state”.
Olusanya stressed that the exercise will also encourage fruit consumption among students, which is important for the provision of micronutrients to the body.
Among the shortlisted schools are: Yewa Junior High School, Agege; Vetland Grammar School, Orile Agege; Lagos State Senior Model College, Igbookuta; Oriwu Junior Model College, Ikorodu; Community Senior Secondary School, Bayeku; Agufoye Girls’ Model College, Bayeku; Pobuna Secondary School, Poka, Noforija, Epe; St. Patrick Secondary School, Odo Iragushi; Ibeju Senior High, Ibeju; King Ado High School, Lagos Island, and Ansarudeen Grammar School, Surulere.
Others Include: Nawardeen Senior High School, Ebute Meta; United Christian Secondary School, Apapa; Jubril Martin High School, Iponri; Badagry Grammar School, Badagry; Awori Senior College, Ojo; Agidingbi Grammar School, Ikeja; Estate Senior Grammar School, Mushin; Eko Boys High School, Mushin; and Oshodi High School, Oshodi.Follow us on social media