By Sunday Ani
Following the perennial water crisis being witnessed in some parts of Lagos State, the management of the Christ Divine Favour Schools, Bariga, has provided free water facility to the residents of Ilaje and Oshinatu Streets in Bariga area of the state.
Commending the school management for its humanitarian services, a judge of the state High Court, and pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Victory House Parish, Bariga, Lagos, Deji Balogun, noted that the project would address the water crisis which the residents have been subjected to over the years.
He described the proprietor and proprietress of the schools, Mr. Albert Sunday Ndem and Mrs. Christiana David- Albert as good examples of empathetic leaders, and urged others to emulate them. He said the money used by the people to buy water would, henceforth, be deployed to solving other teething problems, which is a big relief to them.
He advised the beneficiaries to ensure proper use and maintenance of the facilities for their own good.
In his remarks, Mr. Ndem said the management’s decision to provide free water for the residents of the two streets was borne out of a desire to care for fellow humans, since such traits appeared to be lacking in the area.
He assured residents of the area that the schools would do more for them as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) as they progress together in love and unity.
Also, in separate goodwill messages, leaders of the community, Ariba Stephen, Oluwo Adegboyega, Folarin Olushoga, Afeez Lawal, Yomi Odudasin and Adeshola Kazeem, expressed appreciation to the management the school for the kind gesture and promised proper and effective maintenance of the water facilities.
They urged other well meaning and philanthropic individuals, corporate organisations, religious groups and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) to emulate the school, and do their best for their host communities by using their God-given wealth to better the lots of humanity.