Why We Earmarked N10m For Tree Planting In Our Estates – Pelican Valley CEO, Adeyemo 

By Heritage Odih, Abeokuta 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pelican Valley Nigeria Limited, Dr Babatunde Adeyemo, has explained the rational behind the firm’s huge budget for tree planting and Green ‘Areas areas’ development project within the Pelican Ecostay Apartments and Pelican Brief Estate.

Adeyemo said the ‘Green Areas’ is an integral part of the Estate’s Master Plan as approved in the full layout by the Ogun State Government, adding that the implementation of it which had started in phases, would be executed meticulously.


The realtor dubbed as the ‘Poster boy’ of the real estate sector in Ogun State, said the firm purposely sited the estate at its specific location within Masa – Kobape axis of the state to provide immeasurable “peace of mind” to clients.


He explained to The Daily Crucible that the place was conceived to be an eco – friendly setting, a serene ambience where man and nature would align together to promote “good health and longevity,” and away from the congestion the Abeokuta metropolis has become..


Adeyemo that has recently being inducted as ECOWAS Youth Ambassador in addition to being an Anti – corruption ambassador, said he needed not wait for the good counsel of the National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) on the importance of leaving a portion aside for ‘Green Areas’ in an estate before embarking on tree planting in his own estates.

According to him, he is naturally in love with Greens, and would effortlessly and gladly plant trees without much prompting from any quarters.


He said the essence is to have a zero carbon emission human habitation, make the place tourists attraction with special built lounge, recreation areas, special built club and a Gymn centre for the comfort of the calibre of clients that had keyed into the concept.


The realtor said, “Pelican Brief Estate and Pelican Ecostay apartments have government fully approved layout. In furtherance of our Master plan, we have Green Areas and at the same time, we have eco-friendly place called Pelican Ecostay apartments. It is conceived to offer comfort and healthy living. There, we are going to use almost N10 million naira to buy plants, we have started buying tree seedlings in phases and we are going to put the seedlings in each plot and compound so that in the next two or three years, you can always have a serene ambience and zero carbon emission because in this estate, there will be no home power generator in any apartment. It is going to be 100% eco – friendly in compliance with ecostay, eco – friendly concept.

“We deliberately sited our estate at that particular spot in Masa Kobape area of Abeokuta to give our clients peace of mind, it is a place where man and nature will align to promote good health and longevity. It is away from the congestion of Abeokuta metropolis.

“In terms of proximity, it is 50minutes drive from Lagos and less than 20 minutes from Abeokuta or Prof Wole Soyinka Train station . It is all encompassing and we truly want to make it tourists attraction. We will have special built lounge, recreation areas, special built club and a Gymn centre. All these are in the Master Plan of Ecostay apartments and we are going to extend same to Pelican Brief estate.

“The beauty of government approved estate is that in every layout of government approved estate, there is a portion mapped out for you, it is compulsory, and the government will do it for and you can’t use that portion for any other thing. Before government approved a layout, you must have a green area, you must have a place for recreation, you must have commercial area so that nobody goes building shops in front of his apartment to sell groundnut or coconut. It will never happen in this kind of estate because we have purpose vouch out facility space for that. We have commercial zone. We are going to have our five – storey building corporate headquarters there. One floor will house Oko Opo Foundation. One floor will be for the supervision of the estate.

“The last floor will be for my second passion, which is broadcasting. We are planning to have a Radio Station because we have a bundle of knowledge converging there. We are talking of Nigerians who have excelled in many endeavours and they want to retire there. We will tap into their wealth of experience by bringing them to handle one or two live programmes in our proposed Radio Station. We are going to utilise what we have optimally. It is going to be the knowledge base of Ogun State, the tourist attraction and future of Ogun State.”

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