NIPCO Plc has restated its commitment to host community development as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives especially in the realms of education development through facility upgrade and co -curricular activities in primary schools in Apapa LGA.
Lawal Taofeek, chief corporate affairs manager, CCAM, of the company disclosed this in an address at the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Sports Festival / Merit Award for primary school pupils and teachers in Apapa sponsored by NIPCO.
NIPCO has over the years embarked on series of facility upgrade in primary schools in the state especially in the organisation host communities with Apapa Nursery & Primary School and Ijora Oloye Nursery & Primary schools being some of the beneficiaries.
“We see our interventions in education and sports as a social investment which will pay off greatly in the standards of education and sports development in the LGA in particular and the state in general,” he said
Lawal who disclosed that NIPCO had being a consistent headline being a consistent sponsor of the event aside from facilitating the inter house sports festival of its adopted school in the area – Apapa Nursery & Primary School for years maintained that the events provides a veritable platform for sourcing young talents that could raise the bar for the LG and the state in general in the realm of sports
Lawal who represented Sanjay Teotia, the company’s managing director, at the twin event which attracted large turnout of pupils and teachers said the sponsorship is in line with the organization long standing cordial relationship with the community
NIPCO, the CCAM noted, places high premium on youth development through sports and good learning environment for pupils especially at the foundation levels – nursery /primary stages.
He asserted that zeal for youth development through sports and education prompted the company to refurbish four classrooms in Apapa Nursery & Primary School and provided furniture and sporting materials to the nursery section of Ijora Oloye Nursery & Primary School.
The CCAM noted that unearthing the budding talents in the pupils through sports is of utmost value to the company as sports play very significant role in the development of the child.
He assured the teeming crowd at the event that NIPCO as a responsible corporate citizen will continue to associate itself with sports and education development through appropriate support as occasion demands.
Earlier, Fausat Olawepo, the secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Authority, SUBEB, Apapa LGA, who paid glowing tributes to NIPCO for its consistency in supporting education and sports in the LGA stressing that its noble gesture was worthy of commendation.
She said the event was organised to further motivate staff in primary schools in the area as well as provide avenue for sports development.
Olawepo noted that the sports meet facilitated by the company provided a platform to showcase talents and help youths re-direct their minds from social vices to becoming world beaters in competitive sporting endeavours.
– Nov 14, 2017 @ 14:22 GMT |