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LASPARK To Begin Community Tree Planting

The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) is to begin community tree planting across the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state. The campaign has “Plant a tree”as its theme.

At its weekly management meeting, its General Manager, Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola said the community tree planting, sensitisation and awareness campaign was in line with the sustainability of the green policy of the state, noting that it has become crucial to continuously reawaken the consciousness of the people to plant trees and combat the negative effects of climate change in their community.

The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK)
The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK)
Mrs Adebiyi-Abiola reiterated that when people continue to cut trees, they kill life, reduce biological diversity and cheat posterity. Therefore, the need to plant trees in our community is germane to healthy living.
She said the exercise would cut across the state with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), students, green compliance organisations, government institutions as well as community development associations (CDAs)/community development committees (CDCs).

The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK)
The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK)

This year’s programme flagged off at Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA last Saturday , while Epe LGA will host the event on May 5.

She said the programme will move to Surulere LGA on May 19. Other venues include Ikosi LCDA,June 3; Amuwo Odofin LCDA, June 17 and Ikeja LGA July 1.

Firm Rewards 100 Top Agro-Dealers

WACOT Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of TGI Group, in Kano, has rewarded 100 of its top dealers for their efforts in marketing its products. They were rewarded with various gifts such as motorcycles, television sets, refrigerators with a car as the star prize.

Its Managing Director, Mr. Ujwal Senapati, who spoke at the ceremony, reiterated the company’s commitment to delivering only quality input, noting that “our strategy is to brand and promote the products in such a way that they make sales easier for our dealers

“We are also using this opportunity to recognise our sales team in our branches across the nation. Without them, none of these would have been possible. Our people are our biggest assets and we will continue to appreciate their efforts in every way we can,”he said.

WACOT Nigeria Limited

TGI Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Sadiq Kassim, said: “We pride ourselves in being able to engage our stakeholders at every level, and our dealers are not left out of this.

“While the rewards are a way of us giving back to them and encouraging them, the joy for us is being able to sit in a room with them to hear directly from them how our products are doing in the market, and ways in which they want us to improve.”

He added that the rewards for the dealers in various categories ranged from motorcycles, television sets, and refrigerators to a brand new car as the grand prize, pointing out that in Gombe State, due to a tie in the performance, two grand prizes were given out. He said WACOT has rewarded over 100 dealers across the country. According to him, WACOT started as a cotton genary company 20 years ago, “but today, we can be proud of buying over 500, 000 tonnes of maize, soybeans and sesame”.

 

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