In furtherance of its corporate social responsibility, the Lagos Channel Management (LCM) has donated N5 million to five orphanage homes in Lagos, calling on other corporate to do same to reduce crime in the country.
Speaking during the presentation of cheques to the three Lagos state homes and two private homes, Managing Director of the company, Mr. Danny Fuchs said that government alone should not be expected to shoulder the responsibility of providing welfare for the vulnerable members of the society, urging other corporate organisations to lend helping hands.
â€œWe all know that the government is doing its best. We can also appreciate the economic situation of the country and that is why every one, particularly the corporate organisations, must lend a helping hand to the task of providing adequate welfare for the vulnerable.
â€œWe at the LCM have been doing this since 2009; and we hope we can do even better than this!â€, he said, calling attention to the close semblance of what he saw as a child to what the average Nigerian child at the various homes are also going through, â€œhe said.
He tasked the members of press to remain undaunted in their task of public enlightenment but with special emphasis on sensitizing corporate organizations on the need to consistently help the society.
At the event, a representative of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Mrs. Yewande Falugba presented a Commendation letter from the Lagos State Government, appreciating the consistency of the partnership efforts of the dredging company.
Falugba who commended the dredging company said that if the organisation refused to help the helpless will take arms when they grow up and devastate the society.
The company had only few weeks ago, provided over N3 million medical materials to the Lagos State Accident and Emergency body, LASAEC.
The yearly event which kick started in 2009 saw the homes, Oyiza Home of Love (orphanage and foster foundation), Lady Atinuke Oyindamola Memorial Home, Special medical correctional Centre for Boys; Correctional Centre for Boys; and Olubukola Fowowe homes receiving a million Naira each.
The event has witnessed the dredging company expending over N45 million in the past nine years.