By Vivian Nwokedi & Sarah Moshe
The Lagos Channel Management (LCM), an expert in dredging services has donated N5million and some valuable gifts to five orphanage homes in Lagos.
Mr Danny Fuchs, Managing Director of the company who led some management staff of the company to the homes explained that the donations were part of the company’s social responsibilities to the less privilege people in the society.
Motherless Babies Home, Living Fountain Orphanage, the Heritage Home Orphanage, the Little Saints Orphanage and Save Our Soul (S.O.S) Children Village are amongst the homes that benefitted from the firms gesture.
At the Motherless Babies Home in Lekki where Fuchs played with the children, the orphanage manager, Mr Rahman Otun and miss Josephine Lawal, a volunteer worker who claimed that her mother dropped her when she was nine months old; appreciated the firms kind gestures.
She explained that there was no enough space to accommodate children. She said they need money to buy mattresses and drugs for children, since the baby section could only accommodate 103 children and18 older people, saying that three children sleep on a bed due to lack of space.
She added that Governor Babatunde has donated a clinic personally to the orphanage.
Accoding to her, “We need money to buy mattresses, drugs for the children. Governor Babatunde Fasola has donated a clinic personally to the orphanage.”
Lawal added that there was no enough fund to take care of the children.
Also at the Heritage Home, Anthony Village, Mrs Vivian Osuntokun explained that some of the children in the orphanage were dropped by some people by the road side.
She added: “Whenever we discovered any baby in that situation, we alerted the police before we bring the baby to our orphanage.”
Mrs Ranti Oduyebo of the Little Saints Orphanage also expla ined: “We take care of their education and ensure that the children know how to read and write. Some of them are in various primary schools and secondary school.”
infrastructures, a joint venture agreement was entered into by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Depasa Marine International.
This led to a separate and distinct company being incorporated to operate and manage the Lagos Channels and Ports in order to enhance efficiency and viability. The company was incorporated on the 23rd of June 2005 and is called Lagos Channel Management Limited. NPA holds 60 percent equity while Depasa Marine International holds 40percent.