Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Multi-Links Telkom lifts Osun govt with N6m

Pioneer Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operator in the country, Multi-Links Telkom has lifted the Osun State government with the sum of N6 million for the building of class room blocks in two communities.

Receiving the cheque at the state capital, Osogbo, the Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, commended Multi-Links Telkom for supporting his government’s desire to take development to the rural areas of the state.

He promised that the donation would be used to construct blocks of classrooms in two schools in two rural communities of the state as proposed by the telco.

Governor Oyinlola recalled that the stakeholder conference which took place in Ada near Osogbo in April 2009 at which the State intimated participants of its desire to focus attention on development of the rural areas, where majority of the citizens earn their living, but continued to lack social amenities, noting that Multi-Links
Telkom’s response was an outcome of that initiative.

He also said, that his administration was delighted to note that the company has kept to its promise made at the event to support the initiative while urging other stakeholders to emulate Multi-Links Telkom’s high sense of corporate responsibility and citizenship.

The Governor promised that Osun State and Multi-Links would collaborate on the commissioning of the schools on completion.

Speaking earlier during the presentation, team leader at the occasion from the telecom operator and the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Mrs. Ijeoma Abazie, said that Multi-Links Telkom’s support of the Osun State government in this regard is in furtherance of its corporate social responsibility programmes undertaken in line with the company’s pay off line “Touching Lives” especially in host communities where it operates.

According to her, supporting the State by constructing the classroom blocks in the said schools, is in tune with the corporate philosophy of Multi-Links Telkom to touch lives in Nigeria.

Pointing out that the company has actually supported various programmes in other parts of the country which was why the invitation to partner the State to develop the rural areas was welcome as Multi-Links Telkom has extensive network coverage of the State in Osogbo, Ilesha, Ile-Ife, Ikire among others.

The event was witnessed by the Head of Service, Commissioners and several senior civil servants.

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