The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Tin Can Island Port (TCIP), distributed textbooks, notebooks and other writing materials to students of 10 secondary schools in Ajegunle and Apapa regions in Lagos State.
Port Manager, TCIP, Ibrahim Yunusa Anji, speaking to students at Alakoto Secondary School, Tolu Complex, expressed the authority’s determination to support the educational campaign for schools within the community , adding that the NPA would always give back to immediate society in accordance with its corporate social responsibility programs.
The 10 schools that have benefited from the CSR exercise include Adeolu High School (junior), Tin Can Island High School (junior), Alakoto High School (junior), Reservation High School (junior) and Expressway Secondary School (junior), Unity Senior Secondary School, Oshodi Upper Secondary School, Bola Ige Millennium Secondary School, Oluwa Memorial Upper Secondary School, and Newland Upper Secondary School.
Anji urged students to cultivate reading habits geared towards a better future in their chosen field of endeavor, as well as to devote sufficient time to their studies.
The port manager, who prayed that the students would be brighter than their parents, added that the purpose of the visit was to give back to society.
He said the NPA is determined and determined to give back to the immediate community when it comes to education.
âIf the community is bad, the organizations around it can’t move forward and that’s why we have to give back to the community. Our relationship with the community can only improve when we provide for the needs of the community, because the education of children is paramount, âhe said.
He urged the students to make good use of textbooks and notebooks as a real tool for acquiring knowledge.
The port director added that some of the books should serve as reference material for research work, urging the management of schools to equip their libraries.
Also speaking, the school administration director in charge of Agboju Amuwo district in Lagos, Yekini Shefi, congratulated the NPA leadership for this gesture.
She said the maritime agency had provided support in the past to ensure that schools are equipped with the necessary reading and learning materials to thrive.
The principal revealed that the NPA has built three blocks of classrooms for a particular school in the complex and that the Lagos State government is happy with the development.