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LG Electronics donates anti-mosquito AC to Idi-Ayunre community


LG Electronics, a global leader in consumer electronics and Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning as part of its Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) drive and to mark the world malaria day celebration visited Idi- Ayunre community health centre in Ibadan, where it donated some units of the recently introduced LG Anti-mosquito ACs and treated mosquito nets. This gesture was embarked on by LG Electronics to mark the world malaria day as well as to enhance health care and fight the scourge of malaria which has been recognised to be the biggest killer of pregnant women as well as children under the age of 5.

At the event representatives of LG Electronics took time out to interact with members of the communities. The donated items are expected to meet the health care needs of the community by combating mosquitoes which are the carrier of the malaria parasite. Speaking at the occasion, General Manager, Air conditioning and Energy Solutions, LG Electronics, Junhwa Jeong said “Over time, combating the menace of malaria has proven to be extremely difficult. LG Electronics is committed to this fight; 2012, we introduced the LG Anti-Mosquito Air Conditioner that is uniquely designed to knock down and repel mosquitoes using our unique ultra-sonic wave device which emits sound at a frequency that is harmful to mosquitoes yet totally inaudible and harmless to humans.

Speaking further, he said: “We strongly believe that as we come together to rub minds in order to proffer solutions to the malaria scourge that has long ravaged the African continent, we can create a better world for the generations to come.” The Managing Director, Fouani Nigeria Limited, Mohammed Fouani who was also present at the event said: “I strongly believe that the LG Anti-mosquito ACs and Treated mosquito nets we are donating will go a long way to ameliorate the health challenges people in this community face. It is my firm belief that the items will empower individuals and households in this community in their quest to enjoy good health.”

Receiving the LG Anti-mosquito ACs and Treated mosquito nets on behalf of the community, the Medical Officer of Health, Dr Muyideen Babatunde Olatunji said: “We are highly appreciative of this gesture from the People at LG Electronics who found us worthy be the beneficiaries of these items. I can tell you that this donation will go a long way in ameliorating the distress of the people in our community”. Speaking further, Olatunji said that the community will always be grateful for the gesture which will improve the well-being of the people. He called on other corporate bodies to take a cue from LG Electronics in meeting the needs of rural communities affirming that there are many communities that are in dire need of support.

LG through this event showed itself to be a brand that identifies with the plight of Nigerians by donating its innovative consumer electronic products. The Anti-mosquito Air-conditioner which was recently launched into the Nigerian market comes with a unique ultrasonic device that repels and knocks down mosquitoes. The company was also part of a symposium at the Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training (IAMRAT), College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, with the theme: Contemporary issues in Malaria research and control in Nigeria.