By Darlington Edem
Temple and AegeandaDas, a Lagos based holding company with interest in the oil and gas, finance and real estate have donated educational materials worth several millions to the prestigious Hope Waddell Training Institution in Calabar.
Mani Robson, leader of the team said the gesture was part of his company’s cooperate social responsibility.
Mr. Robson who is an alumni of the prestigious institution said apart from the tall historical records of the school which attracted his company’s drive to invest in it. It was also his own way of giving back to his alma mata. “As a major academic citadel during the pre-colonial era till date, the choice of the school was also as part of his contribution to his alma mata.
“Hope Waddell has a proud record of historical development in Nigeria, so it became natural that we had to move in to make our own contributions to the educational development of such great institution of learning. But apart from that, it is my own way of giving back to my alma mata”
The financial expert said looking at the current educational situation all over the country, his company was aware that government cannot do everything alone and so decided to reach out to various schools across the country to meet certain critical needs in the educational sector.
He also expressed his desire to set up a scholarship board to encourage indigent but intelligent children in the state.
This he said was to provide some financial support to the students as well as show appreciation for their hard work.
He said such donations will be done yearly, including renovations of some dilapidated structures across academic institutions in the state .
In his remark, principal of the school, Prince Samuel Ikpeme expressed delight for the kind gesture and promised to ensure prudent of the educational materials by the school.
He solicited for more areas of collaboration between the school and the organization.
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