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Lekki Gardens supports building collapse survivors

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As a socially responsible corporate entity, Lekki Gardens Limited, Nigeria’s foremost private real estate development company has empowered the survivors of the unfortunate March 8 2016 building collapse with the presentation of tricycles and cash support for the 11 survivors.

Lekki Gardens Limited presented the brand new tricycle worth over half a million naira and fifty thousand naira cash to each of the survivors at the company’s office in Lekki recently.
The names of the survivors presented with the empowerment support are; Elechi Chika, Tunde Busari, Waliu Rasak, Emeka Okorie, Wahab Olalude, Kayode Ezekiel, Chikodi James, Chukwudi James, Idowu Salawu, Hassan Isiaku and Tajudeen Ajani.

Speaking at the event, the managing director/CEO, Lekki Gardens Limited, Richard Nyong used the opportunity to sincerely appreciate all the company’s stakeholders including the Lagos State Government and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) for their support and swift response during the unfortunate incidence.

Nyong stated that the presentation of the tricycles and cash support is to further show that Lekki Gardens Limited is a socially responsible corporate organisation that is committed to empowering individuals and giving back to the society in which it operates.

“Having ensured that the survivors of the incident received adequate medical care and are back on their feet, Lekki Gardens Limited decided to partner with a reputable Non Governmental Organisation- Jakins NGO- to identify ways through which the company can empower and contribute meaningfully to the lives of the survivors. We believe that if this investment is put to proper use, they can support themselves and their families,” he said.

He further stated that the company also has plans for the families of the deceased as a way to compensate them for their losses but noted that this would be pending the investigation of the police and identification of the deceased.

Speaking on behalf of other survivors, Elechi Chika expressed sincere appreciation to the management of Lekki Gardens Limited for taking care of the survivors since the incident happened throughout the time they were hospitalised till date.

 

Chinyere Okeke