*Reiterates company’s commitment to youth empowerment
Lagos — The Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, has commenced a free feeding programme for pupils within its network as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR.
Mr. Adeoye Fadeyibi, the Chief Executive Officer of EKEDC, said the company is partnering with an NGO called “Food for Thought” to administer free lunch on a daily bases for pupils.
The company kick-started the school feeding with 110 pupils of Anglican Girls Seminary School on Broad Street in Lagos Island.
Fadeyibi said the programme was centred on empowering the pupils and to also make lives comfortable for them by providing a meal per day for one year.
According to him, this will also be less worry and relief for the parents of the 110 pupils. Eko Disco plans to extend the programme more schools within its network.
“We decided to start with Anglican Girls Seminary School to demonstrate our good intentions as part of our CSR responsibility to Nigerians and to pupils within our operations,” he said.
He added: “It’s not about the amount invested, but the good intentions involved to impact the lives of our great pupils.
“We are happy for committing enough funds and we also look towards the more corporate organisation and individuals to do more”.
Fadeyibi commended customers of the company for their effort in ensuring their payment of bills as he urged them to ensure prompt payment of the bills to keep the free food initiative going.
Miss Mary Dinah, Chief Charity Officer, Food for Thought, lauded Eko Disco management for the kind gesture in ensuring free food to over 100 pupils in Anglican Girls School.
Dinah said that the initiative was about feeding the poor children in local schools, especially on Lagos Island.