Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, Tuesday commissioned a solid waste material recovery facility in Alimosho with a call on corporate organizations in the State to engage in Corporate Social Responsibilities in their areas of operation as a means to create image for their business and to prosper.
Addressing an audience consisting members of the Organized Private Sector, top Government functionaries, members of the Alimosho and Igando communities, PSP operators and factory workers at the factory site, Governor Fashola argued that whether or not a business would eventually become a successful would be defined by the people who work there and how happy they are made to be by the employers.
The Governor, who was making reference to children of Compassionate Orphanage who had performed a choreography as part of the commissioning programme, cited the West African Energy Limited, facilitators of the factory, who have adopted the Orphanage as their Corporate Social Responsibility to the Alimosho community pointing out that it forms the heart and soul of any business.
“I think it is a lesson for all our business men and women out there who are endowed, not that it is their business to support other people, but a business must have a heart and it is the heart and the soul, expressed through young children and people who are happy that gives a business real image and prosperity”, he said.
Governor Fashola, who thanked the company for bringing joy to the orphans, noted with gratitude that apart from their investment and the business and all that it would bring in terms of employment, the company chose as part of the corporate social responsibility to support the orphanage adding that from the look on the faces of the children, it was obvious that the company has contributed to make them happy.