Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, yesterday, inaugurated three projects it rehabilitated at the Macjob Grammar School in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The projects, undertaken in collaboration with the 1980-1985 Set of the secondary school, included a block of modern toilets, a borehole water system and a school hall.
Speaking during the handing over ceremony of the projects at the school premises, the church representative, Charles Adebayo, said the church’s charity arm, which was created in 1985 to respond to global natural disasters and help people in distress, embarked on the projects to bridge the infrastructural deficit in the school.
Adebayo, who is also an old student, disclosed that the decision to renovate the facilities and provide a new water supply for the school, was taken in October 2018 during a maiden meeting of the ‘85 Set of the school.
He added that dilapidated nature of the facilities within the school was discussed and the church decided to take up the rehabilitation exercise, in line with its humanitarian creed.
While saying more interventions would be carried out in the school by the church, Adebayo urged non-governmental organizations, religious and corporate organisations as well as well-to-do individuals in the state and Nigeria, to always give back and embark on similar interventions in public schools.
Chairman of the 1985 Set, Sunday Facade, commended the church for its intervention in the school, which he described as “the main partner financier” of the projects.