Monday, July 10, 2017

Ecobank Plants 500 Trees to Start Green Initiative
By Sunday Michael Ogwu, Lagos
Jul 5 2017 2:00AM

Ecobank Nigeria Limited has initiated the planting of 500 coconut tree seedlings on Victoria Island as part of the Lagos State greener, healthier and sustainable environment campaign targeted at planting at least 10 million trees by the year 2020 in the state.  The Lagos State government in 2008 began tree planting campaign programme state wide as the cheapest means to mitigate the negative effects of excess green house gases from the atmosphere thereby alleviating the impact of climate change within the environment.

The managing director of the bank, Charles Kie, who led the bank’s team, started the exercise by planting the first coconut tree demonstrating the symbolic kick-off of the tree planting campaign. He said the bank would continue to partner government and non-governmental organizations to protect the environment.

 “Our support to Lagos State government in this tree planting initiative is in line with our business mantra and is one of the ways to exhibit our visible, vibrant and enduring CSR to mitigate the potential adverse effects of climate change.

“This also enables us support the far reaching consequence of creating and providing an esthetic environment for Lagos and its people,” he said.

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