By Felix Kuyinu
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Tropical General Investment Group (TGI), through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm (CSR), CHI Foundation, has commissioned two ultra-modern water treatment plants in Isolo and Ejigbo Local Council Development Areas.
According to the Chairman of the Foundation, Rt. Reverend Oluranti Odubogun, the motive behind the donation of the facilities was part of the Foundation’s bid to impact on the lives of the people and also fulfill the corporate social responsibility of the organisation.
Oluranti revealed that several projects had been carried out by the Foundation since inception all over the country.
He stated, “Since the inauguration of this Foundation, several projects have been launched while several communities and people have benefited from these corporate initiatives of our brand.
“The Foundation’s vision of improving the quality of life of Nigerians is not confined to Lagos where the TGI Group has its corporate head office. Rather, the Foundation has provided state of the art borehole facilities to other states of the country like Oyo, Osun and Ekiti states.”
Oluranti admonished the beneficiary communities to take ownership of the projects while urging them to take all reasonable measures to protect them against misuse and vandalism.
He also declared that the Foundation would maintain the facilities for the next two years during which it would also undertake other projects that would make life more comfortable for them.
Several top dignitaries graced the event which was held at Agedegudu Street, Mushin Road, Isolo and the NNPC Junction, Ejigbo includin the Representative of Oshodi-Isolo Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Jude Idimogu, Ejigbo and Isolo Executive Chairmen, Monsuru Bello and Shamsudeen Olaleye amongst others.
Speaking during the commissioning, Bello, who expressed delight at the project, described it as timely while thanking the management of TGI Group and CHI Foundation.
“I want to thank the management of TGI Group and CHI Foundation for this initiative and for coming to the rescue of Ejigbo people. This is the kind of CSR project I have been praying for.”
Also speaking at the event, Olaleye said, “When I learnt that TGI Group’s CHI Foundation is behind this project, I was not surprised because they are known for good CSP initiatives. I want to show my gratitude to them and also urge our people to make good use of this facility.”
Commenting on behalf of Isolo community, Chairman of Isolo Community Development Committee (CDC), Alhaji Abisiga, appreciated CHI Foundation for the project and assured that the facility would be judiciously utilized.
In addition to lots of appreciation towards the gesture by the Foundation, a community representative of Ejigbo LCDA, Mudashiru Rabiu Oke, said that he was delighted when he heard of the intention of CHI Foundation to establish a water project in Ejigbo and that he was more pleased now that the project has been completed and commissioned for use.
Oke added that the water project would go a long way in reducing the suffering of the people of Ejigbo who have to walk long distances everyday to get access to clean water.
Members of the beneficiary communities could not hide their joy as they trooped out in droves for the handover ceremonies, had a taste of the water to confirm the potability of the water and showed their satisfaction and appreciation