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Lagos Free Zone awards scholarships to six indigent students in Ibeju Lekki communities

By Iyabo Lawal
22 September 2022   |   4:44 am
As part of its corporate social responsibility and strategy for strengthening community relations, Lagos Free Zone, a subsidiary of Tolaram, has awarded scholarships to six brilliant, indigent students within its host communities.

Chief Executive Officer, Lagos Free Zone, Mr. Dinesh Rathi

As part of its corporate social responsibility and strategy for strengthening community relations, Lagos Free Zone, a subsidiary of Tolaram, has awarded scholarships to six brilliant, indigent students within its host communities.

Each of the beneficiaries went home with a cheque of N100, 000 at an event held at the company’s corporate headquarters, which was attended by leaders and members of the communities.

The beneficiaries, drawn from the six host communities of Idotun are, Magbon Segun, Okunraye, Ilekuru, Oke Segun and Itoki, include Oladunjoye Zainab Abimbola (HND Chemical Engineering), Lawal Halimat Titilope (BA French Language), Akanni Lateefat Damilola (BA, History & International Studies), Adebayo Ridwan Abiola (HND Agriculture), Alogba Wasiu Ibironke (B.Sc. Mathematics) and Ogundipe Rukayat Omobolanle (B.Sc. Computer Science Education).

Chief Executive Officer, Lagos Free Zone, Mr. Dinesh Rathi, said the scholarship is part of the company’s commitment to contribute its quota towards the educational and economic development of the communities through human capital development.

Rathi explained that the company has chosen to support the academic aspirations of these young students in line with its desire to entrench a lasting legacy of impact on the communities.

“As a company, we believe education remains a strong legacy we can impart on the people. We know that many students within the host communities have had to drop out of school due to financial challenges. We believe this should not be the case, given its dire implication for development. Hence, we will continue to sponsor these types of programmes so that society, can grow and future leaders emerge,” he said.

While congratulating the beneficiaries, Rathi urged them to continue to work hard at their studies and strive to achieve excellence, noting that their future is guaranteed if they continue on that path.

General Manager, Sustainability, Lagos Free Zone, Vishal Shah, said the company had, over the years, supported the host communities through numerous initiatives, including Tolaram Science Challenge, where exemplary students from schools within the Ibeju-Lekki axis compete to win the ultimate prize every year. Shah stated that outstanding successes in qualifying examinations from participating schools are an excellent testament to the significant impact of the initiative.

Reacting on behalf of the community leaders, the Baale of Ilekuru, Chief Salami Waliu, commended Lagos Free Zone for the gesture and overall contribution to the development of education in their axis.