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Government commends X3M Ideas on community engagements, urges organisations to emulate agency

As it has become an annual ritual for the echelon of the Lagos State government, especially the ministry of education to converge every August at the behest of Lagos agency, X3M Ideas to commission one innovative project or the other to commemorate the agency’s anniversary, August 2020 despite prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and its economic effects, was no exception.

Government officials penultimate week, unveiled a multimillion naira innovative COVID-19 prevention project, a disinfectant tunnel with iron net finishing. It is a 5.5meters X 16meters dimensioned walkthrough tunnel with ample headroom to make for excellent airflow and appealing ambience, dedicated the use of humanity on behalf of the agency at the Opebi Senior High school, Ikeja.

The disinfectant tunnel which occupies 5.5meters x 16 meters area is fixed with 10 wash handstands, automatic liquid soap, and hand sanitizer decanters 10 apiece each. It is also two digital thermometers. Added to the disinfectant tunnel were Glo Mifi internet modems to help the students and their teachers keep abreast of the latest COVID-19 news and also help in their academic pursuit.

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According to Steve Babaeko, CEO, X3M Ideas, the agency built the elegant hand washing system for the students because they represent the future of this great state. “This year, in view of COVID-19, it becomes imperative to create the hand-washing station just to continue to maintain the high level of hygiene among the students, to protect them and to protect ourselves to ensure that we help flatten the COVID-19 curve and make sure all the wonderful health workers who have put in the time to help manage the crisis don’t have to do more work. Also information is power, that is why we also provided Glo Mifi to empower against this dreaded virus and give them the edge in their academic pursuit”

Taken aback by what they described as timely and innovative, the state’s officials led by the Executive Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), Wahab Alawiye-king and the Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo represented by Grace Akinfoyewa, a director in the ministry, praised the agency for its consistent and innovative ways of supporting the government’s priority areas of intervention by availing the government of Lagos state its well thought-out annual CSR intervention projects for the good of all while urging other corporate organisations to emulate X3M Ideas’ consistency in doing good.

X3M Ideas’ commenced its social good works at the junior section, Opebi Grammar school in August 2012. Other beneficiaries include Oregun Senior High School, Oregun and Community High School Wasimi, Maryland, Lagos ( 2013); the Lagos State Special Correctional Centre for Boys, Oregun, Lagos was the beneficiary in 2014.

In 2015 X3M goodness CSR project was delivered to Ikeja Senior High School, GRA, Ikeja to mark its 4th anniversary.

The agency took the initiative outside Lagos and it berthed at Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Chibok in Bornu state to provide palliatives to the Chibok girls.

The X3M’S unfailing annual CSR project, however, returned to Lagos for its 6th edition with State Senior High School, Ikeja GRA being the beneficiary. The 7th year anniversary CSR project saw Commissioner for education, Adefisayo on hand to commission the renovated Block IV, a sickbay and library all donated by X3M ideas at the Agidingbi junior Secondary School, Ikeja.

While commending the Executive Governor of Lagos state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu, and his Hon. Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo for always allowing X3M Ideas to partner with the state every year, Steve emphasized, government cannot do it all alone.