Leading Real Estate and Property Development Company, Lekki Gardens Estate Limited has announced donation of essential food supplies to over 1000 families in its host communities in parts of Lagos State, as its contribution to mitigate the impact of the COVID – 19 pandemic on homes.
At a handover ceremony of the food items in Lagos, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lekki Gardens Estate, Mr. Richard Nyong stated that these essential food materials are for over 1000 families in communities where their estates are located – Awoyaya, Parapo, Lakowe, Olokunla, Alabeko, Owode, and Ikate-Elegushi, all in Lagos State.
At an average of four persons per household, he noted the company is actually supporting and touching the lives of over 4000 persons across the seven communities in this modest intervention, emphasizing that whatever it will cost the company, within its means, to touch lives at this period, it shall do.
According to Mr. Richard Nyong, who was represented by Romeo Akinwade, Chief Engagement Officer of Lekki Gardens Estate, given that the country, and indeed the world, is united in confronting this pandemic “our organization is also standing together with the Government to ensure that we leave no-one behind. Hence, we appreciate all who are partnering with us in this initiative to touch as many lives as possible: whether it be our staff, our host communities and our residents.”
He reiterated that the act of good neighbourliness by Lekki Gardens Estate is consistent with its primary business goal which is living a fulfilled life – better living; more wealth; and a secure future. However “we recognize that true wealth lies not in the pocket but in the heart, which explains why we have consistently been part of our communities, being our neighbour’s keeper, since we began business close to a decade ago.”
The Lekki Gardens Estate Chief Executive further noted that today, many Nigerians are hungry, and hopeless, adding that there is a strong feeling of abandonment, and frustration, driving some into anti-social and criminal activities. These unusual times, he said, require that we give succour to the masses in our communities.
Appealing to other people and organisations of goodwill to step forward and assist, Mr. Nyong stated that the COVID-19 outbreak is predicted to have significant impacts on various segments of our world, noting that the populations most at risk are those that depend heavily on the informal economy; have inadequate access to social services; and therefore have limited opportunities to cope.
By understanding these issues, the business community and persons of goodwill can better support vulnerable populations – through compassionate responses in the face of this crisis.
Said he: “by coming together as a people to play our parts, especially as we continue to see increasing cases of the corona virus across the land, our positive actions will in no small measure help to stem the spread of this pandemic.”
Beyond the compassionate support of Lekki Gardens Estate, Mr. Nyong also enjoined the benefitting families to take responsibility and remain safe. According to him, our collective responsibility to ourselves and to one another does not end with support from organisations. “From the less than twenty of us gathered here today, we have come to accept that the pandemic has also affected the way we live. We therefore encourage all of us to continuously adhere to the safety precautions and restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the virus.”
Continuing, he said that, “as we re-commit to our vision of being continually connected with our host communities, while striving to bridge the housing deficit gap in the country, we also urge you to stay safe. Please take responsibility: stay at home, regularly wash your hands with soap, observe social distancing, use a sanitizer, and a face mask. Assist your neighbours in every way possible. If we all play our parts, we can assist Government and socially responsible companies such as ours to stop the spread of COVID – 19.”
Lekki Gardens was incorporated in January 2012 as a wholly indigenous real estate firm with a clear vision to bridge the 17 million housing deficit gap in Nigeria, moving swiftly from humble beginnings to become a market leader in the provision of super affordable homes while providing exceptional facility management services for same.
Over the years, it has built a strong reputation for providing quality homes. The company has embarked on numerous projects and has an impressive property portfolio.