This is the largest single tree-planting commitment by a private sector company in Nigeria
Gokada, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), in its quest to help the Lagos State Government achieve a greener and more livable city.
Together, Gokada and LASPARK will plant 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 and is a clear demonstration of Gokada’s commitment to a carbon-neutral business model, designed to offer sustainable solutions for Nigeria’s critical transportation challenges.
This strategic partnership also marks the launch of LASPARK’s “100x25” 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.
The partnership agreement was signed by Mrs Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, General Manager of LASPARK and Mr Kayode Adegbola, Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Gokada, at the LASPARK Head Office.
On the partnership, Adegbola said “Gokada is excited to partner with LASPARK on this important initiative, which deepens our relationship with Lagos State and forms a critical part of our strategy to operate a climate neutral and environmentally conscious business; while addressing the state’s transportation challenges.”
“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.” Commending Gokada’s commitment, Mrs Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola also added that Lagos State has planted over 7.5 million trees in the last 11 years.
We look forward to delivering safer, faster and cleaner intra-city transportation for all Lagosians.