By Rasaq Adebayo
In a bid to contribute its quota towards community development and also ease the sufferings caused by the economic situation, the management of Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH) last week donated palliatives to its host communities including Araromi – Okegbegun and Lambo Lasunwon communities.
While presenting the palliative, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olumuyiwa Odusanya appreciated the communities for accepting them and the token donated to them.
He explained that the motive was to contribute the University’s quota towards the development of the communities and also support the elderly in the communities.
“The University is not just about education but impacting the lives of those around and creating means to end or reduce poverty to its barest minimum. It’s a fact that Universities develop communities that house them, to this end, we want our University to be impactful and we hope to make it continuous,” he said.
He further implored the communities to help take care of the students, adding that the communities are their parents as long as they still study at the University.
Responding, the Baales of the two communities – Chief Atobajaye Tajudeen and Chief Olaiyiwola Idris of Araromi Okegbegun and Lambo Lasunwon Communities respectively – appreciated the VC and the University Community for the gesture, as they both expressed their joy over the gesture.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr. Onileowo Opeyemi, applauded the gesture, pointing out that it was a wonderful and confirmed Corporate Social Responsibility.
“I want to appreciate the management for considering our community and I must tell you that it’s the first of its kind from the University,” he said.