Lagos to plant half a million trees

Half a million trees are to be planted across Lagos State as part of the 2017 campaign Think Green, Plant Trees, Live Green, organised by the state's parks and gardens agency.

Works are currently underway to plant the 500,000 trees in 78 locations across Lagos according to the state governor Akinwunmi Ambode who cited the importance of trees in controlling floods, noise pollution and desert encroachment.

Ambode said that 6.8 million trees had been planted since the state government began the tree-planting campaign a decade ago.