WAMCO supports Lagos Tree Planting campaign
FrieslandCampina WAMCO has planted trees in its Lagos premises in support of the Lagos State Tree Planting Campaign 2019.
Mr. Ben Langat, Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, and Mr. Ayodele Antonio, General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) jointly planted the hibiscus specie in the company’s premises as a lead to the Lagos State Tree Planting campaign tagged “Green and Clean is Our Perfect Dream.”
Speaking by proxy later at the formal launch of the green campaign, on July 14, Langat confirmed FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s partnership with LASEPA on the 2019 tree planting exercise.
He said, “This occasion is a proof of our commitment to a sustainable and healthy environment across Lagos State and Nigeria at large. FrieslandCampina WAMCO leads in the production, processing, packaging, marketing and distribution of nutritious milk products in Nigeria.”
“Sustaining this, we aspire to minimize the impact of our activities on the environment in line with established laws and policies. As we support Lagos State Tree Planting campaign, we ensure we keep the environment for generations to come.
“We believe that every tree planted on this occasion will play a significant role towards the reduction of greenhouse gases, provision of shades, improving air quality and the beautification of Lagos State.”
Responding, the General Manager LASEPA, Mr. Ayodele Antonio said “climate change and its impact on human lives and the environment are absolutely real, so is the susceptibility of our state. All information and predictions about the impact of climate change on planet earth, including global warming, rise in sea level, draught, flooding, etc. reinforce the need for Lagosians to play a vital role in planting more and more trees to have a sustainable and healthy environment.’’
LASEPA presented its Environmental Sustainability (Green Technology) Award to FrieslandCampina WAMCO recently in recognition of the company’s commitment to a green and clean environment.