MTN Foundation has donated 200 pieces of students’ furniture, 20 pieces of teachers’ furniture, exercise books, mathematical sets as well as raincoats valued at over N10million to the Oriwu Model Junior/Senior College and Oreyo Junior/Senior Grammar School respectively both in Ikorodu, southwest Nigeria.
The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, who received the donation on behalf of the state government appreciated the laudable gesture of the MTN Foundation noting that it was just one of the many that MTN Foundation has done for Lagos State.
She implored students and teachers of the benefitting schools to make judicious use of the furniture and ensure that they are not damaged just as she also appreciated the facilitator of the gesture from MTN, Mr. Babajimi Benson, an indigene of Ikorodu, praying that God gives him the enablement to bring more corporate assistance to the state.
Oladunjoye noted that government cannot do it alone hence it needs the assistance of corporate organizations as well as individuals who are endowed with the means.
Responding, the Education Portfolio Manager of MTN Foundation, Mr. Victor Orie-Ononogbu pledged the willingness of the Foundation to do more adding that the gesture is just one of many projects being executed in support of Lagos State Government.