The Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) has said it will partner Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) to plant over 500,000 urban-friendly coconut seedlings in 2020. Mr Dapo Olakulehin, General Manager, LASCODA, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Olakulehin said that the seedlings would be planted under the state’s Coconut Renewal Initiative. The agency will plant the coconut trees in orchards, gardens, parks and some streets where they will not disrupt or cause harm to vehicles and populace.
Olakulehin said the exercise would be carried out in partnership with LASPARK to tap into the economic and environment potential of the cash crop. He said presently, there were about 2.5 million trees in the urban areas and the plan was to increase it to three million by the end of 2020. The planting exercise, according to Mrs Adetoun Popoola, General Manager, LASPARK, would begin on July 14. (NAN)
SOURCE: DAILY TRUST