By Dipo Olowookere
The management of Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric Plc, has reaffirmed its commitment to support quality primary education and contribute to the growth of the education sector through its Personal-Corporate Social Responsibility (PCSR) initiatives.
While joining the rest of the world to mark the 2018 Children’s Day, the electricity company said it would continue to create opportunities and platform that will prepare children to excel in their academic pursuits.
Head of Corporate Communication at Ikeja Electric, Mr Felix Ofulue, who led the company’s delegation to G.R.A Nursery and Primary School, Ogudu, Lagos, emphasized that as future leaders, it was pertinent that their growth and quality of their educational development was taken very seriously.
“As a socially responsible corporate citizen, Ikeja Electric will continue to create opportunities and platform that will prepare children to excel in their academic pursuits and help them towards living more enriching lives as adults,” he said.
The firm’s image maker noted that Ikeja Electric was committed towards promoting a fulfilling learning culture experience among primary schools students and supporting them with quality educational materials while stressing that given the right environment and support the children will excel.
At the school, the company had an interactive session with the pupils while sharing educational items such bags, note books, pens and also providing them with safety tips against electrical hazards.
In her remark, the visibly elated Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Afolake Oke-Bello, expressed appreciation by commending the company for donating the educational items to the school, as a way of encouraging the pupils.
She said: “This is a worthy effort from Ikeja Electric. We are happy and grateful to Ikeja Electric for coming to celebrate this year’s Children’s Day with us.”
The students applauded Ikeja Electric for bringing smiles to their faces by celebrating the Children’s Day with them.
Faith Abiona, a primary 6 student said: “We are very happy to see Ikeja Electric in our school to celebrate the Children’s Day with us. We pray that God will bless them.”
Children’s Day is annually observed in Nigeria on May 27. The holiday is celebrated by government and non-governmental organizations. It is recognized globally as a day to honour children.
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