• Tuesday, June 18, 2024
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Recare in campaign to promote sanitation, hygiene in Lagos


…Cleans Aswani road

To support the government’s effort towards promoting general sanitation and hygiene in society and environment, Recare limited has organised an environmental cleaning exercise in Aswani area of Lagos State.

The exercise which was carried out by the staff members of Recare Limited, makers of Natures Gentle Touch, was said to be part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

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Speaking during the event, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Chijioke Anaele affirmed that the event was necessary as it would go a long way in complimenting the effort of the state government in ensuring that the state is clean.

According to Anaele, his company has done this gesture consistently for nearly a decade in other to assist the government in what they do,

Explaining further he said: “We are not saying that government is not doing what they should do. They are. But this road is very busy and government is also very busy. They have a weekly market that happens every Tuesday and that generates a whole lot of debris.’’

He also disclosed that the idea was incorporated during the State government pronouncement of every Thursday as an environmental cleaning exercise where businesses are expected to resume by 10am.

He added that their environment is not just within the office premises, but also extended to the outside.

“What we are doing today is basically a routine weekly exercise that we have been doing for close to a decade now.

“Even before this, you could also see that we have done the drainage. Some of the drainages have collapsed, so during the rainy season, it causes a whole lot of overflooding into some of the premises.

‘’We understand from NIMET that this year’s rain will be heavy, and we have also started to guard against that. So, you could see that we have cleaned the drainage, and we are also going to raise blocks to ensure that it enter through the main channel and prevent it from coming to threaten the foundations of the companies on the road.

“Those are some of the proactive measures that we are also taking to ensure that our environment of operations is safe.”

He advised other corporate organisations in the state to join by ensuring that the communities where they operate is clean.

In his words: “Every organisation should be able to find a way of helping out in the society, something that will benefit your host community, and support the government’s intentions and government establishments in carrying out some of the responsibilities in ensuring that our environment of operations are safe.’’