The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated some education materials including computers and accesories to the Anambra State Government for schools in the state.
Executive Director of the Agency, Hon. Chukwudi Ofodile presented the items to the state government on behalf of NIMASA saying the gesture was part of the organisation’s corporate social responsibility.
‘We have 40 desktop commuters, some books, boards. This is part of our corporate social responsibility. So, on behalf of the Director General of NIMASA and the governing board, I present this to the government of Anambra State through the secretary to the government.
‘I hope the state will find this useful and the different schools that will benefit from it will take advantage of this for the betterment of the society,’ Ofodile said.
Responding, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, thanked NIMASA for the donations, saying that the items would be put to the best use.
‘On behalf of the governor, Chief Willie Obiano, I would like to convey the state’s heartfelt appreciation for these wonderful donations to our schools by NIMASA as part of their corporate social responsibility.
‘You may recall that during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2019/2020, the same NIMASA actually donated some palliative to the state. I think that underscores the reason why sometimes we feel that in appointments, there should be a reflection of the federal character.
‘We are proud of our son. He is representing our interest in NIMASA but I am sure, being a true Igbo man, he is also doing the same across the other states of Nigeria. So, we are pleased to receive these educational materials. I can see computers, whiteboards and other things.
‘We will appeal for more because you know that education is the very fundamental enabler in any development. We look forward to a time when NIMASA will actually adopt a technical school, a big secondary school and equip it for everything it requires.
‘If they are able to do the same for some of our hospitals, it’ll be good because at the end of the day the state government cannot do everything given its resources. This administration has lived through recessions and anyhow we can get from the corporate sector will be fully appreciated,’ the SSG said.
Some of the items were: 40 desktop computers, 19 whiteboards, 30 packs of markers, 60 dozens of exercise books, 30 packs of erasers, 30 pieces of Oxford Mathematical Instruments, three cartons of calculators, eight cartons of UPS.
Other items were: 18 pieces of chemistry textbooks, 20 pieces of physics textbooks and 20 pieces of biology textbooks, 20 pieces of economics textbook, 6 pieces of New Primary 1 English, 6 pieces of New Primary 2 English, 6 pieces of New Primary 3 English, 6 pieces of New Primary 4 English, 6 pieces of New Primary 5 English and 6 pieces of New Primary 6 English among others.