Airtel Provides Safe Water for Ogun School0
Six months after donating a block of classrooms and furniture to St. John Primary School in Ijebu Igbo community area of Ogun State, leading telecoms services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has further complemented the gesture by donating a borehole to the same school, in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya, while handing over the borehole to the school, stated that the provision of safe and clean water for the pupils, teachers and the community would protect them from water borne diseases.
The CEO, who was represented by the company Regional Operations Director, Lagos, Mr. Bayo Osinowo, said Airtel was committed to providing world class telecommunications experience for customers and support for the socio-economic development of communities in which it operates.
“This is the reason why we are here today to officially hand over this borehole to the school authority. We are passionately committed to partnering government to improve the society”, he said.
“That is why our CSR initiative is committed to the adoption of government-owned primary schools nationwide”, he added, promising that Airtel would continue to look after the school and pupils, saying that the telecoms operator has come to stay.
However, at the event, the company also donated other educational items including school uniforms, bags, text books and note-books to the school, which is a beneficiary of its Adopt-A-School programme focused on uplifting the standard of Nigeria’s primary education system.
Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Education, Mr. Segun Odubela, commended the telecoms operator for the donation, saying the initiative was a laudable gesture which would stamp an indelible impression on the school, pupils and the community.
He noted that the partnership of Airtel with the Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (OSUBEB) has contributed to the development of education sector in the state.
“The Ogun State Government cannot but continue to appreciate Airtel for this laudable Adopt-A-School CSR initiative. This shows the degree of love Airtel has for Ogun State. This complimentary effort of Airtel in the field of education will indeed go a long way to assist in the delivery of a qualitative education in this community,” he said.
He commended Airtel for bring public primary school, especially those in remote locations, at par with the best-run private schools in terms of infrastructure and academic performance, to the benefit of the under-served communities.
Source: ThisDay Live