The Managing Director, Leisure Parks and Street Beautification Agency, Lady Ify Atogu, has enjoined Anambra residents to cultivate habits of planting trees and flowers.
According to Atogu, trees and flowers play vital role to healthy living, release natural fresh air, check erosion, while beautifying homes and surroundings.
Speaking in an interview while planting flowers around her office, Atogu condemned indiscriminate felling of trees, saying it deprived citizens access to benefits accruing from ornamental trees and flowers.
She maintained that planting trees and flowers at homes, offices and by road sides would help mankind to maximize benefits from fresh and unpolluted air.
Atogu also commended Governor Willie Obiano for establishing the agency, saying it was aimed at making Anambra greener, beautiful and quite attractive to tourists.