• Thursday, June 13, 2024
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LG Electronics excites Lagos community, Abule-Osun, with solar-powered borehole

LG Electronics excites Lagos community, Abule-Osun, with solar-powered borehole

…Targets more local communities

LG Electronics, a consumer electronics, technology and innovation company, says it plans to provide more local communities in Nigeria with access to clean drinking water in 2024 with the commissioning of a solar-powered borehole at Abule Osun community in Lagos, Nigeria.

The company said that the commissioning of the project marked the second similar project in Nigeria, demonstrating the company’s commitment to addressing the pressing issue of access to clean drinking water in local areas.

Hyoung Sub Ji, managing director of LG Electronics, while speaking at the commissioning of the project said that access to clean water was a fundamental human right, adding that the company is committed to ensuring that communities like Abule Osun have access to this basic necessity.

“We have already given a community in Abuja a solar-powered borehole, and here today we are doing likewise. I am assuring Nigerians that before the end of this year, we will give as many as possible to several communities both in Lagos and other states of the federation,” he said.

The solar water pumping system reaches a depth of 120m and has a pumping capacity of around 40m3 per day, equipped with advanced treatment technology to guarantee safe drinking water. Moreover, a 3000-litre tank ensures a continuous 24-hour water supply for the residents of Abule Osun, significantly improving their daily lives.

Ji further said that the solar-powered borehole was a vital initiative aimed at delivering clean and safe drinking water to the community, in line with LG Electronics’ unwavering dedication to environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

He further said that by harnessing solar energy, this borehole not only ensures access to quality water but also plays a crucial role in mitigating the spread of waterborne diseases, thereby fostering better health and well-being within the community.

“LG Electronics’ commitment to this project signifies a significant step towards creating a healthier and more sustainable future for all those involved,” he said.

Mohammed Fouani (Jnr), Factory Manager of Fouani Nigeria Limited, said the donation of the solar-powered borehole is a key component of LG Electronics’ ongoing endeavours to support sustainable development and enhance the well-being of individuals in Nigeria.

According to Mohammed, the company’s admirable commitment to giving back to the communities it serves is evident in this gesture, showcasing LG Electronics’ long-standing dedication to corporate social responsibility.

“This donation underscores the company’s focus on making a positive impact on both the environment and society, by providing clean, dependable water access through solar-powered technology and thereby enhancing the quality of life for Nigerians.

“The donation made by the company showcases its enduring commitment to enhancing the communities it serves. This gesture highlights its steadfast dedication to promoting positive change for the environment and society. Through this act of giving back, the company reaffirms its significant impact and influence on the world,” he said.

On his part, Kasali Abiodun, chairman of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) Abule Osun lauded the company for its commitment to promoting health and vitality.

Abiodun said that the provision of clean water was pivotal to enhancing the everyday existence of the community and securing the well-being of lives of people within the community, adding that the project will aid access to clean water in promoting healthier lives and nurturing stronger communities.

According to him, the borehole project will not only bring happiness but also enhance health and stimulate economic development for future generations within the community.

The community leaders, landlords, and association members were delighted by this act, knowing it would greatly enhance residents’ access to clean water.

More than 70 individuals gathered at the event, with a notable presence of distinguished guests such as officials from the Road Transport Employees Association of Nigeria, members of the Landlord Association of Abule Osun, and esteemed Community Leaders.

The diversity of attendees represented different sectors and perspectives, contributing to the richness and depth of discussions held during the event. It was a gathering that showcased collaboration and cooperation among various stakeholders, emphasizing the importance of unity in addressing common challenges and advancing shared goals within the community.