In continuation of its responsibilities to minimise the tragic impact of fallen trees on roads due to heavy rain and windstorm, the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) has carried out massive tree slicing and evacuation occasioned by the recent rainstorms that occurred across the State.
The General Manager of the Agency, Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, was on hand at various locations of the state to personally supervise the pruning and evacuation of trees from major roads.
She restated the commitment of the Agency to prompt response to emergency calls in respect of fallen trees and other greening projects of the State Government.
The Agency responded to distress calls from sister Agency, LASEMA, on fallen trees by slicing and evacuating them from major roads in the State.
Some of the locations that were affected are Ozumba Mbadiwe and Kofo Abayomi Street,Victoria Island; Admiralty Road, Lekki; Awolowo Road, Ikoyi; Costain Roundabout, Iganmu; Bode Thomas Road, Surulere and Idumota Under bridge, Lagos Island.
Others include, Abesan Road, Iyana Ipaja; Akowonjo Road, Egbeda; Ijede Road, Ikorodu; Itoikin-Epe road, Epe LG; Festac Town, Amuwo Odofin; Ogunusi Road; Ojodu; Ore Ofe Bus Stop, Ijegun; Cele Nizer street, Agbara in Ojo LG and Onipanu Bus-Stop, Odi Olowo LCDA, among other areas in the State.
She said the agency commenced aggressive tree pruning across the state in February 2018 to forestall disasters associated with rainstorms and windstorms, adding that over 2,000 trees have been pruned till date.
Adebiyi-Abiola identified areas that have been affected by the exercise to include:Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi; Ozumba Mbadiwe streets, VI; Mobolaji Johnson Avenue and Acme Road, Ikeja; Lasu-Iba Road,Alimosho; Ikorodu Road from Jibowu to Maryland and Unilag Road,Yaba among other areas.
In her words: “necessary machineries have been put in place to respond promptly to all distress calls arising from fallen trees during rainfall. I enjoin all the LG and LCDA Desk Officers to ensure that fallen trees within their locality are removed from the road as soon as possible before the arrival of the LASPARK Response Team, to ensure minimal disruption to the public.”
She enjoined members of the public to promptly report to the Agency any trees that might constitute hazard to life and property of citizens within their locality, warning residents not to cut down trees without first obtaining the permission of LASPARK so as not to go against the laws of the State.
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