“Some members of the Legal Services Department of Stanbic IBTC were charged with finding a suitable project in line with the company’s Corporate Social Initiatives (CSI).
Before, 800 pupils sharing two pit latrines
“When they returned, they spoke of a school where 800 children were sharing two pit latrines. The team was determined that the children of Abaranje Primary School II, in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, should have access to modern toilets.”
Angela Omo-Dare, Head, Legal Services of Stanbic IBTC, gave the background to the project during the handover ceremony of an ultra-modern lavatory to the school authority.
12 Modern Toilets
The facility donated by Stanbic IBTC consists of a block of 12 modern toilets – 10 for the use of students and two for their teachers’ use. It also includes a septic tank, borehole and overhead water tank.
Angela stated that the CSI project was funded by staff of the Legal Services Department of Stanbic IBTC, with contributions from their friends and family members.
She added that Stanbic IBTC matched the funds raised by the Legal Services Department, which enabled the completion of the project.
“We are grateful that we have been given the opportunity to contribute towards the comfort and health of young Nigerians. We received much joy from the evolution of this project and a sense of pride from its completion. It emphasizes Stanbic IBTC’s core value of Teamwork,” she said.
In her welcome remarks, Mrs. Oluwabunmi Morenikeji Oteju, a Director in the State Universal Basic Education Board of Lagos State, thanked Stanbic IBTC for having donated the toilet facilities and for initiating similar CSI initiatives across primary schools in Lagos State.
School authority assures proper maintenance
She pledged that the facilities provided by Stanbic IBTC would be put to effective use, assuring that the infrastructure would be properly maintained.
Mrs. Elizabeth Ogunmola Adebola, the Head Teacher, Abaranje Primary School, thanked the Legal Department of Stanbic IBTC Holdings for bringing this project to this school.
“We are thankful for this beautiful toilet facility that has been provided for our pupils so that they can have a taste of good living, ” she said.
PICTURE : From left : Mr. Destiny Olugbenga Adedeji, Head of Sections, Social Mobilisation, Alimosho LGA; Mrs. Oluwabunmi Morenikeji Oteju, Director, State Universal Basic Education Board, Lagos State; Mrs. Elizabeth Adebola Ogunmola, Head Teacher, Abaranje Primary School, Abaranje, Lagos State; Mrs. Angela Omo – Dare, Head, Country Legal Services, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC and Hon. Alamu Airat Mojirade, Education Secretary, Alimosho LGEA, Lagos State; at the upgrade of infrastructure at Abaranje Primary School II, Abaranje, Alimosho LGA, Lagos State.