The Lagos State Government has commended the Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) Plc for being socially responsible, the latest being donation of a block of 6 classrooms at the Adeniyi Jones Primary School in Ikeja .
Deputy Governor, Princess Sarah Sosan, in an address during the commissioning ceremony of the facility, lauded the company for its commitment to the rapid development of education and its massive investment in educational infrastructure in the state.
â€œEducation for all is a responsibility of all. Though the Lagos State Government has taken giant strides in developing education in the state, the sector is too vital to be left for Government alone,â€ she said.
The Managing Director Mr. Jim Lafferty, in his remarks, encouraged the students to take full advantage of the opportunity of education, which brings everyone on a level playing field and enables them to realize their fullest potentials. In his clarion call for more attention to be paid to education, he stated that: â€œA hundred years from now, it will not matter how rich I was, what kind car I drove, in which house I lived in, but the impactÂ I made in the life of a child will surely be rememberedâ€
The Executive Chairman, Ikeja Local Government, Honourable Wale Odunlami, also commended the company for its solid partnership with the State, stressing that NBC has truly empowered the Adekunle Community and it will bring about a long term transformation.
The NBC Ikeja Plant Manager, Mr. Aliyu Paiko, amplified the companyâ€™s desire to invest in the lives of people in the communities where it operates â€œ After contributing to the development of this community through the construction of these classrooms, we shall come back to celebrate the success of the pupils who are now being prepared to help make our country greater .
The company recently donated a block of classroom and office to Redcross Nursery and Primary School, Makoko, Yaba.