- Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015
The Lagos State Government plans to explore tourism through biodiversity, Commissioner for the Environment Dr, Samuel Babatunde Adejare, has said. He spoke during this year's International Day for Biological Diversity, held at Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Commissioner, represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Hunpe, stressed that the government's commitment to sustainable management of its biodiversity is unwavering.
He said this is demonstrated through various laudable plans and programmes such as the 10-year framework of programmes for sustainable consumption and production patterns, and the deliberate exposure of students to wetlands, zoological gardens and conservation areas in the state.
This is through the introduction of Ecotourism programme and the annual Tree Planting Day through which over seven million trees of various species have been planted across the state to enrich its biodiversity.