The MTN Foundation has donated various items to orphanages and correctional centres in Nigeria. This is in furtherance of the Foundation’s effort to make life better for Nigerians at various levels.
In Abuja, wife of former Head of State, Hon. Justice Fati Abubakar, who was present at the handover of items to Halal Children’s Home, commended MTN Foundation for the initiative. Similarly, during the visit to the Juvenile Correctional Institute & Child Care Unit, Ibadan, Oyo, Wife of the Executive Governor, Engr. (Mrs) Tamunominini Makinde joined by Wife of the Deputy Governor, Prof. Bolanle Olaniyan and Commissioner for Women Affairs & Social Inclusion, Alhaja Fausat Joke Sanni, thanked the MTN Foundation for the support.
Speaking at the event in Oyo State, the Acting Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Odunayo Sanya stated that the support was part of MTN Foundation’s effort at caring and making life brighter for Nigerians.
In Lagos, Chairman, MTN Foundation, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi; Chief Operating Officer, MTN Nigeria, Mazen Mroue; President, Rotary Club of Ikeja, Rtn. Olumiyiwa Fagbola and other distinguished members of the Rotary Club of Ikeja led the delegation’s presentation to the Love Home Orphanage.
Handing over the gift items, Prince Adelusi-Adeluyi admonished Nigerians and the government on the need to constantly support the future of the Nigerian society. “When this orphanage was founded, it was created to show care for the disadvantaged, which is why the MTN foundation was commissioned in the first place — to help people who are educationally and financially disadvantaged.”
“These children are the future and we cannot allow any circumstance that the society has created to dim that future. We will continue to support and partner with organizations to ensure we take an active part in their development. I urge the states and federal government to increase their efforts now more than ever,” Prince Adelusi-Adeluyi stated.
Items donated include foodstuff, beverages, detergents, baby diapers, and other utilities.
Over the years, the MTN Foundation has partnered with various organisations in its commitment to brighten lives across Nigeria. The Foundation has visited and donated to over 60 orphanage homes. The Foundation continues to seek ways to improve the quality of life in various areas of human endeavour.