Ladoja Commends Oke-Ogun Monarchs
National leader of the Accord party, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja has showere encomiums on traditional rulers, religious leaders and the entire people of Oke Ogun over the warm reception accorded him during his recent visits to the area. Ladoja who gave the commendation in a statement by a member of the Accord media team, Toyese Oladejo expressed joy and admiration to the rulers for believing in him and the party. The Accord Leader stated that inspite of the hiccups on the road due to its neglect by the state government, the royal fathers waited for him even till early hours. Senator Ladoja averred that the reception accorded him clearly indicate the readiness for positive changes in the state. He assured that the Accord government would give due respect to the traditional institutions. ‘I am an high Chief of Ibadanland and I know the importance of our traditional rulers’. Senator Ladoja assured them that the Accord party government would cater for the masses adding that the glory of the state would shine again from 2015 and beyond.
Ogun Government Rates Lafarge High in Corporate Social Responsibility
Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ogun State has commended Lafarge Wapco Plc, for allocating a percentage of its profit to develop her host community as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The commendation was made by the Hon. Commissioner for Community Development and Cooperatives, Chief Samuel Duro Aiyedogbon, during the 2014 Lafarge Community Day held at St John’s Anglican Primary School, Ode Lemo and Lafarge Residential Estate, Agbesi Ewekoro, Ogun State.
Aiyedogbon said the community that had benefited from the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects had made good use of such project and programmes. He urged the company to involve the Ministry of Community Development and Cooperatives as well as the benefiting communities in the planning and execution of the projects in the future to ensure proper documentation of the company’s contribution towards the development of the state.
The commissioner charged other corporate organisations in the state to emulate Lafarge Cement/Wapco Plc’s corporate social responsibility initiative, saying Ogun State Government has created an enabling environment for businesses to strive.
The 2014 Lafarge Africa / SCDC Community Development Project featured presentation of Bursary Award 60 indigent Sagamu Local Government Area students in all tertiary institutions universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and schools of nursing). While 35 primary schools in Sagamu benefited from the bursary awardees in junior category.
Lafarge built and renovated a block of six classrooms in four primary schools and constructed boreholes and toilets at Wesley School Gbara, Zumratul Islamiyat Nursery and Primary School, Ojumele African Church Primary School at Sagamu Town Hall.
In her address, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, Managing Director – WAPCO operations assured the host communities that Lafarge Plc will continue to live to its billing as a socially responsible and community focused organisation.
She said to achieve all these, Lafarge has committed about N200m to corporate social responsibility projects in Sagamu and Ewekoro in 2014 in addition to other special intervention.
She added that since it was instituted in 2005, over 963 students have benefited from the annual Bursary Awards in Sagamu Local Government.
She also acknowledged the unflinching support of the traditional rulers, particularly the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remo Kingdom, Oba Rasaq Famuyiwa; Onipapa of Papalanto and Oba Fatai Akorede Akamo, Olu of Itori for the organisation.
While congratulating all the recipients/beneficiaries, the MD also thanked the entire communities for the support that made the initiative possible, she also advised every beneficiaries to make a successful use of the different opportunities that have been given them by engaging on a journey of self development.