The leadership of Zinox Group has lifted the administration of Gov. Babatunde Raji Fashola in Lagos State with over N50 million worth of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) tools.
This was disclosed after the chairman of Zinox Group, Dr. Leo-Stan Ekeh, led an executive management team comprising the managing directors of Zinox Computers, Technology Distributions and Task Systems to pay a courtesy visit to the governor.
According to the Group Media Advisor, Mr. Ezuka Echika in a press statement to ITRealms Online, Zinox Group donated items worth over N50m to the Lagos State Government.
These items include four units of fully equipped Security Vans, 150 units of Digital Radio, 150 units of Digital Solar lamp and 150 units of Solar Torch meant to enhance the efficiency and digital comfort of the Police and other security organizations in Lagos State, while on duty.
The Zinox Group, he also said, promised to use four schools in Lagos state as Digital Content Centres for its new digital product - the Zinox Whizkid version 11, which has helped many students to achieve excellent result in GCE, WASCE, JAMB and Post UME nationwide.
Ekeh was quoted as saying, Zinox would deploy the equipment and content, train the teachers in its digital laboratory in Gbagada and certify them ready to challenge the best Teachers in the world.
"This will revolutionize education in tandem with President Jonathan’s Transformation agenda,” he said.
He further said that Lagos State has done well to merit the ‘A’ list of the Zinox’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) portfolio, describing Gov. Fashola’s leadership of Lagos State as exemplary, robust and world-class.
Ekeh mentioned some of the his achievements in pursuit of the vision to build a mega city – expanding
existing and building new infrastructure – roads, railways, general hospitals, giant steps in education, the provision of portable water, and the guaranteeing of a safe and stable environment.
The Zinox boss described Gov. Fashola’s administration as the benchmark for the assessment of State Governors nationwide, stressing the purpose of the courtesy visit as a show of support to spur the Governor to greater heights.
Receiving the items Governor Fashola said that the Lagos State Government welcomes the donation and identification from the Zinox Group, describing the donation as a call beyond duty.
“Zinox is always one of the corporate persons that pay tax promptly. For Zinox to go beyond that and do so much for the State shows that Zinox has the heart and the head to maintain a balance between its corporate social responsibility and the size of her balance sheet” Fashola said.
On the request by Zinox for 4 schools that would serve as Digital Content Centers, Governor Fashola mentioned three new schools in Gbagada and Bariga. He noted that the other school would come from one of the zones.
On the issue of a partnership in knowledge development, Governor Fashola said that the Lagos State Government has bought hundreds of thousands of text books, built thousands of classrooms and desks, but was now concentrating on curriculum to ensure that there is standard content for the development of the child. He said that the Government would partner with Zinox in an effort to create a knowledge platform to harness innovations in the State.
Governor Fashola urged other corporate persons in Lagos to emulate the Zinox gesture by donating to the Security Trust Fund or partnering with the Government to rebuild the educational sector.
He emphasised the need for corporate persons who desire to intervene in education to adopt a school or a class or a set of pupils.
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