Motorcycle ride application solution company, Gokada, said it would love to see a greener Lagos environment and as a result, has gone into partnership with the Lagos state parks and gardens agency, LASPARK to plant about 100,000 green plants around the metropolis.
The total transportation company, said apart from its desire to see a greener and lively Lagos, the gesture was also part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR programme
Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Gokada, Kayode Adegbola, said the partnership will deepen Gokada’s relationship with Lagos State and forms a critical part of the company’s strategy to operate a climate-neutral and environmentally conscious business; while addressing the state’s transportation challenges.
He said: “Together, Gokada and LASPARK have committed to planting 100,000 trees in Lagos over the next five years, starting with 10,000 trees this year. This is the single largest tree-planting initiative by a private sector player in Nigeria.
“This is part of Gokada’s dedication to CSR, but more so, the partnership serves as a clear demonstration of the company’s commitment to a carbon-neutral business model, designed to offer sustainable solutions for Nigeria’s critical transportation challenges. We look forward to using this as a springboard to delivering cleaner environment in addition to safer and faster intra-city transportation for all Lagosians” he added.
General Manager of LASPARK, Mrs. Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, said: “Lagos State has planted over 7.5 Million trees in the last 11 years. Gokada is our anchor partner and the first company to sign up to the initiative. Our intention is to bring together more forward-looking companies like Gokada, willing to take a bold step in the quest towards a greener Lagos.
“This strategic partnership also marks the launch of LASPARK’s “100×25” Initiative, which seeks to bring together 25 private sector companies committed to planting at least 100,000 trees each, in support of the State’s objective of planting 10 million trees by 2020”.