Mimiko tasks firm on responsibility, pledges assistance to community
ONDO State governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has admonished the management of Araromi Rubber Estate to expand the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by providing power supply for its operations and benefits of the people.
Mimiko said this during a visit to the estate at Araromi Obu in Odigbo Local Council Area of the state, where he also held a town hall meeting with the people of the area at the weekend.
He made this after the technical and production teams of the company had taken him round all the chains of production during the assessment of the projects located in the boundary of Ondo and Ogun states.
In a quick reaction to the complaints by the Managing Director of the company, Eric Hoscepied, about the high cost of power
supply, Mimiko said that the company could utilise the nearby Escravos-Benin Power line by connecting to the national grid to solve the power problem.
He noted that the plantation with 4,500 hectares of land offers the best rubber in the world, saying the company should leverage on this by employing their own best record of uninterrupted power supply to provide a “win-win” situation for themselves by having such natural benefits in Nigeria and by generating constant power for Araromi residents.
The governor remarked on the welfare and working conditions of the workers, emphasising that these are human resources vantage that must not be underemphasised in the company.
At the town hall meeting consisted of people from diverse backgrounds, Mimiko promised to deliver most of their demands as dividends of democracy.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Rotimi Adelola, said that among the 644 high impact, community-driven projects across the 18 local councils embarked upon by the state in the last six years, Araromi-Obu and its environs have immensely benefited from Governor Mimiko’s ‘caring heart projects’.
Adelola, who hails from the local council, lauded the Mimiko-led administration for the preferential interest and privileges he has given the area, affirming that those impactful contributions have benefited the people in no small measure.
He listed the mega schools, free school shuttle buses for the pupils and students in the locality, government free health care, provision of conducive market environment made possible with the building of millennium markets, the town halls as some of the dividends of democracy enjoyed in the present administration.
On behalf of the people, the SSG expressed appreciation and continued support for what they termed “the ever caring heart government of Governor Mimiko.”