By Fadekemi Ajakaiye
Haven Homes, a foremost developer and promoter of lifestyle homes in the country has donated a large quantity of giant refuse bins to the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK).
LASPARK is the Lagos state agency for landscaping and beautification of spaces in the environment to transform them into alluring parks and gardens.
A statement by the company said this was designed to further the company’s unalloyed commitment to meeting the needs of its immediate environment and that of the larger community. The gesture was also intended to create value under its corporate social responsibility programme, according to officials.
The bins were presented to LASPARK on behalf of Haven Homes’ General Manager, Mrs. Ufuoma Ilesanmi, accompanied by the firm’s Clients Service Officer, Mrs. Vivian Olowu.
The items were received on behalf of the agency by the special assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Environment, Mr. Babatunde Hunpe, accompanied by the General Manager of the agency, Mrs. Abimbola Jijoho-Ogun; and the Chief Executive Officer, African Clean-up Initiative, Mr. Alexander Akhigbe.
Mrs. Ilesanmi, who represented the Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Tayo Sonuga, said, “Haven Homes was motivated to make the bin donation because our firm believe LASPARK can improve on the impressive work it is doing to beautify a mega city like Lagos through parks and gardens. We are making this donation to encourage LASPARK to do better than they are doing currently. Even though they are doing great now, there is always room for improvement and it is such little gestures like ours that will help to achieve that goal. As modest as our donation seem, we are aware that little drops of water make a mighty ocean. We sincerely hope that other corporate organisations will emulate our humble gesture and contribute to a very worthy cause, after all, the environment is an important matter to all and Lagos must be kept clean and beautiful.”
On their part, LASPARK appreciated Haven Homes’ kind gesture and wished that other corporate organisations would do likewise because government subventions alone would not be enough for them to do all that they would want to do in the onerous task of beautifying the environment.