Excitement radiated on faces of kids at the Children’s Ward of National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi Lagos (NOHIL) when the staff of leading electricity distribution, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), visited the hospital to celebrate Valentine’s Day with them
The visit, which was in line with the objectives of the company’s Personal and Corporate Social Responsibility (PCSR), provided an opportunity for the team to spend quality time and show love to the kids, who were recuperating in the hospital.
The team was warmly received by the nurses and they spent time playing and reading to the kids; they also presented them with gift packs and provisions to celebrate the occasion.
While receiving the Ikeja Electric team, the Assistant Director of Nursing, NOHIL, Mrs. Kappo Mojisola, commended the company for offering its time, resources in order to extend love to children in the hospital as part of Valentine’s Day celebration.
She said: “Ikeja Electric has demonstrated compassion and love for these kids putting their love in mind and donating these items to give them a sense of belonging and render support. Together with the kids, we pray for the staff and management. We deeply appreciate this gesture.”
Speaking on the initiative, Head of Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric, Felix Ofulue, noted that the company decided to extend love to these kids on Valentine’s Day in line with its commitment to impact on lives by giving back to communities, customers and needy individuals through the Personal and Corporate Social Responsibility (PCSR) platform.
He said: “Our PCSR platform allows both the company and the employees to carry out voluntary charitable activities aimed at making an impact on different spheres of the society. Under the PCSR programme, we have the Employee Volunteer Scheme (EVS) which enables our staff to voluntarily contribute their time and resources to the welfare of Nigerians. This charitable gesture reflect the large-heartedness of both management and staff of Ikeja Electric to contribute to the progress of our society,” he added.
The kids, most of whom were recuperating from surgeries, also expressed appreciation for the provision and quality time spent with them. Their faces lit with joy as staff of Ikeja Electric handed them the gifts packs.
Other staff of the hospital present during the donation include Legal Officer, Mrs Adekalu Adebola; Public Relations Officer, Mrs Ayo Adenike; Admin Officer II, Mrs Osoteku Fola; Chief Nursing Officer, Mrs Theresa Ebode and Asst. Chief Nursing Officer, Mrs Ahkiomen Amewie.