As part of its corporate responsibilities, Nestle Nigeria Plc has handed over newly renovated two blocks of six classrooms to Saint Paul’s Anglican Nursery and Primary School, Orile Imo, Owode Egba in Ogun state.
The company’s Managing Director, Mr Dharnesh Gordhon, while handing over the buildings on Tuesday, however called on well meaning Nigerians and corporate organizations not to leave the task of eradicating illiteracy to the government alone.
According to him, all concerned people and relevant stakeholders should join hands in improving the quality of education starting from the learning environment. He said, “We should assist to improve literacy which will lead to greater economic productivity, happier families and better communities”
According to him, one of the key objectives is to reduce poverty and hunger and improve the quality of life in non-urban areas, where the majority of poor people reside.
He said that a major step to achieving the goal was to promote high quality education which was rear in rural areas.
Mr. Gordhon assured that Nestle would continue to improve the nutrition, education, access to clean water and improved sanitation of the people to reduce rural poverty in line with government objectives.
Speaking at the event, the Olu of Orile Imo, Oba Olubiyi Kolawole, expressed delight that Nestle came to the rescue of the community by providing conducive learning environment, calling other individuals and companies to emulate Nestle.
In the same vein, Rev. Bola Olusakin of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church, Imo, Ogun, commended the gesture, urging the company to extend it to other schools in the community.