Matrix Energy, a major fuel importer, yesterday, unveiled the toilets it built at Ejoki Primary School, Ifiekporo in Warri South local government area of Delta State to discourage open defecation.
The Chief Operating Officer of the firm, Loqman Alada, said the gesture, which included the refurbishment and furnishing of the school in its host community, was in commemoration of the World Toilet Day, celebrated on November 19.
“We commemorate this year’s United Nations’ World Toilet Day with the delivery of ten toilets as there was none here before. Matrix Energy also commissioned new furniture, chalkboards, doors, ceiling boards, windows, completed the perimeter fencing and painting of all the classrooms in the school with new gates to create a secure and safe environment for learning”, Loqman stated.
Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chiedu Ebie, expressed gratitude to the oil firm, charging the school and host community to protect the facilities from being vandalised.
The event was witnessed by representatives of the Olu of Warri, senior officials of Warri South council area as well as leaders of the host community.