Draiklinas advocates stringent regulation, investment in cleaning and hygiene sector
Following the health implication of the coronavirus pandemic and the need for more hygienic society post-COVID-19, Tunde Ayeye, the managing director of Draiklinas limited, a cleaning and laundry service provider, has advocated for a more stringent and structured investment in the cleaning and hygiene sector in Nigeria.
Ayeye, a public health specialist and entrepreneur said there is an urgent need for the sector to transit to a properly regulated sector because of its potential economic impact on the health and wellbeing of Nigerians.
“Effective regulation will increase investment in the sector, encourage professionalism and unlock the massive economic potential in the sector in addition to the desired health and environmental benefits,” said Ayeye.
He decried the current situation wherein many operations in the sector fail to establish proper organisations. Ayeye noted that effective regulation of the sector will check challenges arising from quackery, use of unskilled and untrained persons as cleaning and hygiene operatives.
Draiklinas was established in 1980 and has grown into a commercial and industrial cleaning company, and now a growing business group with operations in West and Southern Africa.
As part of its social responsibility initiative of giving back to its community, Draiklinas announced it will adopt a garden for beautification and maintenance in conjunction with Lagos State Park and Gardens Agency (LASPARK).
Ayeye stated further that corporate organisations should look at the positive side of the coronavirus pandemic in giving back to society.
“The present challenges should push more corporates towards corporate social responsibility (CSR) rather than away from CSR. Be creative with simple solutions to CSR,” said Ayeye, stating that the time has come for businesses in Nigeria not to die with their founders. “Building trans-generational business will help strengthen and deepen Nigeria’s economy,” he said.
Afolabi Abrahams, the business director of the group, said Draiklinas has employed over 10, 000 in its four decades and currently structured into three major strategic business units (SBU).
According to him, the business is structured into commercial and industrial cleaning; integrated pest management and fumigation, and industrial laundry services.
In celebrating its 40th anniversary, Draiklinas is rewarding its corporate clients and is also running a 40 percent anniversary promo for its retail customers for the first customers for the next four months. The company also announced the ‘Clean Up-Save Lives’ campaign in its advocacy initiative to ensure the cleanliness and improved hygiene in the environment.