Ikeja Electric Plc has donated educational materials to the pupils of Odi-Olowo Nursery and Primary School, Idi-Oro, Mushin, Lagos, as part of its Personal Corporate Social Responsibility (PCSR) initiative.
The electricity distribution company made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday in Lagos by its Community and Media Relations Manager, Mr Akinola Ayeni.
The statement said the donation was in line with the DisCo’s commitment to entrenching societal values and stakeholders.
According to the statement, Ikeja Electric has committed over N500 million since its inception in philanthropic funding of projects aimed at bringing about social change in communities of operation.
It said the company mobilised its popular social investment vehicle called the ‘Give Back Team’ last week in a display of its usual dedication to touching lives, especially that of under-served communities.
Speaking on the company’s “Back to School” initiative, Business Manager, Shomolu Business Unit, Mr Olanrewaju Yusuf, stated that Ikeja Electric’s belief in empowering students for academic advancement was not negotiable.
Yusuf noted that the choice of Odi-Olowo Nursery and Primary School for donation of educational materials was not only to rekindle the hope and interest of Nigerians in public schools but also to drive sustainable development in the educational sector.
“Ikeja Electric recognises education as a fundamental tool in nation-building and will stop at nothing to ensure education takes its rightful place in the country,” he said.
Receiving the items, Head Teacher of the School, Mrs Simiat Adesiyan, expressed gratitude to the management of Ikeja Electric.
She noted that the excitement that pervaded the atmosphere was evidently sufficient to gauge the children’s satisfaction with the items.
“I think the world will be better if other private organisations emulate Ikeja Electric’s commitment to touching lives positively”, she remarked.