Nigeria: Parks and Gardens Development: The Lagos Example


Well written and critically analysed piece on parks and gardens development in Lagos, Nigeria.

Drive down the majority of main streets in Lagos and you will see trees lining the road and roundabouts with mini gardens. This is because in recent years, The Lagos State Government has undertaken a notable landscaping and beautification programme.

Since the beginning of Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola’s first term as the Lagos State Governor, the government has pushed the regeneration of Lagos through various initiatives including using the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) to put in place gardens and parks across Lagos. With the state establishing 17 new parks, there well be a total of 197 parks and gardens in Lagos State.  That sounds like an environmentalist’s heaven!

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