Benue, Plateau to get transformers from MTN Foundation
OGBADIBO Local Government Area of Benue State, Rikkos Community, Jos North LGA, Plateau State and Sabaru Community, Nasarawa State are among 20 communities in the country to receive 20 transformers from MTN Foundation.
The list drawn by the foundation cuts across the five geo-political zones in Nigeria mainly North-Central, North-West, South-East, South-South and South –West.
Speaking to newsmen over the donation, Executive Secretary of MTN Foundation, Ms. Nonny Ugboma, said, “Electricity is critical to every part of our lives as individuals and as a nation. Without electricity, businesses cannot operate optimally and individuals will have to generate their power. This impacts their profitability and sustainability as well. For relaxation and recreation, and for general well-being, we require electricity. It is for this reason that the foundation decided to complement government’s efforts in improving the quality of lives in our communities through the donation of transformers,” Ugboma said.
Ugboma said: “We have asked Nigerians what we could do together. They have answered, and part of their requests is what we are now fulfilling. The next phase will include donation of school furniture, borehole water and orphanage donations. MTN Foundation remains committed to improving the lives of individuals and the well-being of communities by partnering on selected social investment projects, which promote people’s dignity, nurture inherent abilities and help create economic value in the communities.”
Calls for proposals from interested communities across the country for the MTNF “What can we do together” campaign started in September and ended on October 9, 2015 with 384 shortlisted entries. The commissioning and handover ceremony of the various projects will hold in December 2015.