Plant a tree, save the environment for humanity – Aregbesola


Home Minister OgbeniRaufAregbesola during a tree planting drive at Akoko Anglican Grammar School (AKOGRAMS) in ArigidiOndo State called on Nigerians to plant trees and save the environment for mankind.
The Minister highlighted the benefits of tree planting through forest conservation and restoration to mitigate the challenges of climate change. He said this was in line with the current administration’s Green Recovery Nigeria Program 2020.
Aregbesola advised against the felling of trees, urging the management and students of the school and the host community to consider the forest around the school as an endowment and to strive to maintain and maximize it for the benefit of humanity, adding that “this cannot be overstated”.
Speaking further, Aregbesola acknowledged the excellent successful products of the school in different areas of human endeavours, attributing it to the solid educational foundation they enjoyed during their studies.
“Education is the only legacy we can leave to our children. We all owe our founding institution the responsibility for care, support and identification because of the role it has played in our success. Nothing can be too big or too small to support our Alma Mater, no matter who we are or what we have become,” he said.
Ondo State Governor Arakurin Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) also on the occasion listed his administration’s achievements in developing infrastructure across the state, particularly in primary education, commended the minister and AKOGRAMS Alumni Association for their contributions to the school and called for such support to primary education institutions which is the cornerstone on which other levels of education are built.
Other dignitaries were the wife of the Minister of Interior, Ms. Sherifat Aregbesola; FCTA Permanent Secretary Adesola Olusade; His Royal Majesty, Le Zaki d’Arigidi, Akoko, AlhajiYisaOlanipekun; members of the Executives and Security Council of Ondo State; Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Akoko, Rt. Rev. JO Bada.


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