LAWMA, firms donate gifts to communities
The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has partnered AOA Windstream and Applistructure Consulting Ltd. to launch a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, tagged ‘LAWMA GrassRoots Benefit.’
This is contained in a statement signed by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of LAWMA, Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, on Tuesday in Lagos.
Odumboni said that the partnership involved the distribution of packages of essential commodities to the people of Otto, Ijora-Olopa and Ilaje communities in Lagos.
He said that the programme was designed to cater for the needs of the less privileged members of the communities, including those on low-income, unemployed, and vulnerable groups.
Odumboni said the CSR programme would include foodstamps, unemployment benefits, scholarships, free healthcare, empowerment programmes, and admission into LAWMA Academy.
He added that the programme would assist the food budget of low-income people and support small businesses experiencing temporary difficulties.
“The GrassRoots Benefit programme is an aid programme to help those who have lost their jobs.
“If you need help paying for admission into tertiary institutions, technical, or other vocations, GrassRoots Benefits is the option you may be eligible from the LGA and other sources,” Odumboni said.
He appreciated the people of Otto, Ijora-Olopa and Ilaje for supporting the Authority over the years.
Odumboni noted that the gesture was a way of giving back to the people to foster more positive relationship.
He urged them to exercise their civic responsibility by voting in the forthcoming governorship and state House of Assembly elections.
Odumboni also expressed his gratitude to the AOA Windstream and Applistructure Consulting Ltd. for the partnership.
He, however, reiterated LAWMA’s commitment to providing sustainable solutions for waste management and improving the quality of life for residents.
Odumboni quoted the Managing Director of AOA Windstream, Mr Cole Adeboyejo, as saying that the company’s decision to identify with the communities was informed by the need to cater for people at the grassroots.
“Over 450 people were registered for this empowerment. We have packaged different food items to be handed over to them. This is just the first phase, we will do more of this subsequently, even at a higher scale.
“The choice of those communities was after due consideration by a careful select committee putting into consideration all parameters for fairness,” Adebayo said.
Also, Applistructure Consultant, Ladi Ojo, commended Odumboni for giving them the opportunity to set up the empowerment programme within the Authority’s premises.
Ojo said that it was a beneficial way to give back to the society.
Two of the beneficiaries, Sanusi Mujidat and Gbade Oyetola, thanked the organisers, and called on other corporate organisations to take a cue from the laudable gesture.
Source – NAN