By Prince Osuagwu

THE lights came on quite literally at the Ikeja computer village recently when mobile manufacturing company, Tecno telecoms limited, donated eighty-eight high end solar-powered streetlights, to the Ikeja community as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR efforts. Addressing a teeming audience at an event to launch the donation last week, Tecno’s Managing Director, Mr. Chidi Okonkwo said the company would continue to invest in a broad spectrum of community-centric projects to better the lives people in its sphere of operations.

Sphere of operations

•Lagos state commissioner for science and technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi, flanked by Tecno MD, Mr. Chidi Okonkwo and others officially commissioning the project.
•Lagos state commissioner for science and technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi, flanked by Tecno MD, Mr. Chidi Okonkwo and others officially commissioning the project.

“It is proven that private corporations with strong community focus in their business agenda tend to prosper better than the others,” he said, “we’ll like to use this avenue to encourage other businesses and corporations in the area to show commitment to community development by spearheading projects that have lasting impact on the community.”

The iFLUX engineered streetlights of have a two years warranty cover and will enjoy maintenance for optimum operation by Carlcare, another subsidiary of TRASSION Holdings as is the TECNO Mobile and iFLUX brands.

Also speaking at the event, Lagos state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi said: “We’re elated as an agency to see what TECNO has done her etoday and we look forward to partnerships between private corporations like TECNO, who are community-centric and the government to bring life changing projects to the people.”

One major highlight of the occasion was a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the Commissioner of Science and Technology, Mr Olufemi Odubiyi, the TECNO MD, Mr. Chidi Okonkwo, representatives from the Local government area, community and market leaders and members of the press to mark the official commissioning of the project.

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