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Shodex Gardens chief holds colloquium, street cleaning

Shodex Gardens chief holds colloquium, street cleaning

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Environmentalist and Chairman of Shodex Gardens Mr. Olusola Adekoya has led his workers and family members to clean some Lagos streets.

He also hosted children from various schools in Lagos to a botanical talk as well as landscapers, environmentalists, climate change experts to a colloquium on greenery, climate change, arts and life.

The colloquim and the three-day street cleaning  were part of activities marking his 56th birthday.

The colloquium, themed: “Greening: A major solution to climate change”, was attended by pupils from secondary and tertiary institutions in Lagos and Ogun states; the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) officials, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation and Nigeria Society For Environmental Conservation members.

A forest biologist, Dr. David Olajide Oladipo, hailed the celebrator for choosing what he described as “a topical issue that is negatively and positively affecting humanity globally”.

According to him, green environment is still the best solution to the adverse effect of climatic change within the ozone layer. Extolling the ceIebrator, Oladipo said: “I commend Adekoya for appreciating the challenges in Nigeria and the world over the climate change and other environmental problems.  Unlike others who would have rolled out the drums, Shodex chose to be modest by using his birthday to add value to his environment.”

Adekoya called on Nigerians to take special interest in their environment. “You are as good as your environment. We must care for our environment in terms of cleanliness, purification of the oxygen we take in. I have spent the last 30 years pro

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