By Dipo Olowookere
As part of the activities to commemorate this year’s International Day of Charity, leading electricity distribution company in the country, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), recently donated essential items, including clothes and food, to the Lagos State Rehabilitation and Training Centre in the Ikorodu area of the state.
According to the Head, Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric Plc, Mr Felix Ofulue, the exercise was aimed at supporting the concerted effort of government, charitable organizations, individuals and other Corporates to further alleviate the plight of the underserved in society.
The International Day of Charity is observed annually on September 5. The day is set aside to sensitize and mobilize people, NGOs and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities
“Ikeja Electric Plc is a responsible and responsive organization committed to providing world class services to customers while also adding value to the society through its Personal Corporate Social Responsibility (P-CSR) initiatives,” Mr Ofulue said.
“Our P-CSR platform enables both the company and the employees to carry out voluntary charitable activities aimed at making considerable impact on the different levels of the society.
“Under the P-CSR programme, we also have the Employee Volunteer Scheme (EVS) which enables our employees to voluntarily contribute their time and resources towards the progress of the communities in which we operate. This humane act further corroborates our commitment to giving back to the society,” he added.
While receiving the donations on behalf of the rehabilitees, Principal of the Centre, Mr Adebimpe Eyiowuawi, commended IE for the expressing of love, care and empathy towards the rehabilitees.
He thanked the company and urged the management not to rest on its oars in its commitment to alleviate the plight of the underserved.
Other representatives of IE present at the event were Head, Network and Operations, Ikorodu Business Unit, Engr. Ismail Bello; Head, Commercial Services, Ikorodu, Allen Ebosiem; Manager, Brand & PCSR, Titilola Aikhomu and the Owutu Undertaking Manager, Mrs Bolanle Sanni.
The team commended the Lagos State government and the management of the Centre for sustaining the facility which was established in 1977.
The centre which operates three sections namely: destitute, mentally challenged and beggars. It currently has 1,500 rehabilitees catered for mainly by the State Government with voluntary support from corporate bodies, religious organizations and individuals that donate provisions.
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