On this issue of deforestation: DID YOU KNOW THAT… It is now an offence to fall or trim trees in Lagos State without a prior Permit obtained for such a purpose from the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (“LASPARK”).

Other related offences include walking on lawns and gardens, instead of on designated walkways; spitting, urinating or defecating in any area of a Park, Garden or other open public space; failing to control animals or allowing animals to defecate in public places; etc.

The penalties on conviction for any of these offences include:

  • (i) replacement of each tree brought down, without a Permit, with five tree seedlings;
  • (ii) fines and or terms of imprisonment for the latter and other offences.

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