Nigeria’s leading terminal operator, APM Terminals Apapa Limited has donated gifts and food items to various orphanages and homes for the less privileged across Lagos.
The gifts and cash were distributed to the orphanages and homes on Thursday and Friday by the staff of the company.
The Pacelly School for the Blind, Surulere; Heart of Gold Children’s Hospice, Surulere; Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care and Treatment Home for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children, Yaba; and Little Saints Orphanage, Akowonjo all benefitted from the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Other beneficiaries include Berth Torrey Home for Mentally Challenged Children, Festac Town; Arrow of God Orphanage, Obadore; and So-Said Charity Homes in Oregie-Ajegunle and Okota.
At the Pacelly School for the Blind, Rev. Sister Anastasia who received the APM Terminals staff on behalf of the School Principal expressed appreciation to the company for identifying with, and providing succour to, the needy.
“Your support and kindness towards the needy can never be underestimated. What you have presented to us today shows that the children will never be hungry again. They will never lack and may the good Lord provide for you and meet you at your point of needs,” she said.
Leader of the APM Terminals team, Uduak Ekpo said that the donations were done in line with the company’s goal of giving back to the society and supporting the needy.
Also at the Heart of Gold Children’s Hospice, representative of the Convener of the Home, Omowunmi Oluwatosin also expressed deep appreciation to APM Terminals.
While promising to make judicious use of the donated items, Oluwatosin said the gifts were coming at “the most appropriate time”.
She said, “Your kind gesture towards this home is appreciated and we hope to maintain a cordial relationship with your company. Please relay our sincere appreciation to the management.”
Similar opinions were expressed at the other homes visited.