As part of its commitment to alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on residents, a leading Real Estate and Property Development Company, Lekki Gardens Estate Limited, has donated essential food supplies to over 1000 families in its host communities in different parts of Lagos State.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lekki Gardens Estate, Mr Richard Nyong, while speaking at a handover ceremony of the food items, stated that the food items are for residents in communities where their estates are located including Awoyaya, Parapo, Lakowe, Olokunla, Alabeko, Owode, and Ikate-Elegushi, all in Lagos State.
He noted that the company aims to support over 4000 persons across the seven communities while emphasizing that the company will do all it can to support the resident at this trying time.
As Nigeria and the world unite against the pandemic Mr Nyong represented by the Chief Engagement Officer of Lekki Gardens Estate, Romeo Akinwade, stated:
Our organization is also standing together with the Government to ensure that we leave no-one behind. Hence, we appreciate all who are partnering with us in this initiative to touch as many lives as possible: whether it be our staff, our host communities and our residents.
We recognize that true wealth lies not in the pocket but in the heart, which explains why we have consistently been part of our communities, being our neighbour’s keeper, since we began business close to a decade ago.
The Lekki Gardens Estate Chief Executive added that there is a strong feeling of abandonment, and frustration among Nigerians; driving some into anti-social and criminal activities because they are hungry and hopeless. These unusual times, he said, require that the company give succour to the masses in our communities.
Beyond the compassionate support of Lekki Gardens Estate, Mr Nyong also enjoined the benefitting families to take responsibility and remain safe.
According to him, the collective responsibility of the residents to one another does not end with support from organisations.
From the less than twenty of us gathered here today, we have come to accept that the pandemic has also affected the way we live. We, therefore, encourage all of us to continuously adhere to the safety precautions and restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the virus.
As we re-commit to our vision of being continually connected with our host communities while striving to bridge the housing deficit gap in the country, we also urge you to stay safe. Please take responsibility: stay at home, regularly wash your hands with soap, observe social distancing, use a sanitizer, and a face mask. Assist your neighbours in every way possible. If we all play our parts, we can assist Government and socially responsible companies such as ours to stop the spread of COVID-19.