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LASPARK Opens Recreation Centres In Ikorodu, Badagry

Posted: Mar 29, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Nkasiobi Oluikpe, Lagos


In a bid to improve the quality of lives of its citizenry through relaxation and fun, the Lagos State government during the Easter holiday, opened recreation parks free of charge for public use at Badagry and Ikorodu.

Mrs. Abimbola Jijoho-Ogun who stated this in an interactive session with journalists in her office at Alausa, Ikeja, noted that necessary arrangements were made to make Easter celebration a fun-filled experience for resident of the two towns.

Jijoho-Ogun stressed that both Parks have all essential facilities obtainable in any standard park.

“Adequate security were provided for all fun seekers who desired to visit the parks as men of the Nigerian Police, LASTMA and Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) officials were on hand to protect lives and properties of visitors,” she said.

She said the agency, in line with government policy on job creation, would soon begin training for more than 750 young assistant horticulturists selected from the 57 local governments and development areas of the state, adding that the horticulturists will, after the training, be assigned to some of the newly established or existing parks to manage as entrepreneurs.

“The agency has begun aggressive tree pruning across the state to forestall the dangers associated with tree falling and windstorm. Residents should prepare for the raining season by ensuring clean and safe environment.

“They should report any danger posed by trees to the agency, LASPARK is ready and willing to partner with private business concerns that will adopt and maintain open greenery to ensure that all support the state for a greener, healthier Lagos.”

She also disclosed that the five-hectare metropolitan park at Ibeju Lekki is still on course, adding that it has completed perimeter fencing with about one million trees planted to protect the acquired land for the park.

The general manager enjoined the operators of private parks to regularise their operations with the agency as the agency needs to certify that these parks meet both state and international standards.

She said further that LASPARK had the responsibility to ensure that it meets the required standard in ensuring safety of lives and properties of all Lagosians visiting the parks.