Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc has completed inaugurated the renovated United Christian Nursery and Primary School, Apapa, Lagos, which it undertook at a cost of N60m as part of its corporate social responsibility to the society.
At the inauguration of the project, the Executive Chairman, Apapa Local Government, Mr. Ayodeji Joseph, said his administration placed a high premium on the education sector.
He recalled that when the present government took over in 2008, it was faced with many challenges in the educational sector.
“But today, the story is different because most of the challenges have been addressed with the active collaboration of the private sector,” Joseph said.
He said United Christian Nursery and Primary School was a beneficiary of the deep commitment of the public/private sector participation in re-engineering and redeveloping of social services.
In view of the achievement of the company, Joseph pleaded with the management Flour Mills to adopt the school as its ‘baby’ so that it would not relapse into decay.
In his speech, the Group Managing Director, Flour Mills, Chief Emmanuel Ukpabi, recalled that during the flag-off ceremony of the firm’s golden anniversary celebration in September 2010, it announced its intention to spend N200m on improving the Apapa community through rehabilitation and refurbishing of the school, remodelling of the Post Office roundabout and giving a face lift to the median from Marine Bridge to Apapa Wharf.
He expressed joy that all the projects had been completed, adding that the school was now wearing a befitting look with an environmentally-friendly learning environment.
Ukpabi recounted that over the years, Flour Mills had addressed the needs of its host community through various corporate social responsibility projects.