School Donates Boreholes To Ogun Community0
A private secondary school, Vanguards Academy, has donated boreholes to its host community, Odosengolu, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The Chairman School’s Management Board, Alhaji Dawud Arogundade, said during the inauguration of the boreholes on Saturday that scarcity of water in the community was an issue that needed attention.
He said, “We felt it was a social responsibility. Road repairs, provision of free health care, facilitating provision of transformer to the community, and the provision of potable water are all efforts we felt needed to be carried out in this community.
“This is to further cement the already cordial relationship existing between the school and the community.”
Arogundade called on the government at all levels to support private school owners through subventions. “Nigeria’s ability to realise its vision as one of the 20 largest economies in the world by 2020 is largely dependent on its capacity to produce highly skilled and competent citizens for global competitiveness,” he said.
Chairman, Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area, Mr. Razak Daddah, led some of the council officials to the inauguration.
Daddah hailed the school’s efforts and its achievement in quality education. “For me the school has done very well for the community, that is why we have been clamouring that corporate organisations should endeavour to undertake its cooperate social responsibilities,” he said.
The council boss urged the community to ensure proper maintenance of the water provided for them by the school.
“The school should continue to sustain the standard it has set, which has endeared it to the state government,” he said.
Source: Punch Newspaper