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Generator company marks 25th anniversary with orphans in Lagos


Head of Marketing Assistant, Mikano, Carol Chukwurah (left); Head of Marketing, Mrs. Maysaa Hermes; founding director Compassionate Orphanage, Dr. Gabriel Oyediji; and Advertising Officer Mikano, Wura Orimolade Akinagbe, during the presentation of gift items to the orphanage in Isheri-Igando on Friday.

As part of activities to mark its 25th anniversary, Mikano International Limited at the weekend donated food items, toiletries and other nutritional items to the Compassionate Orphanage home. The team, led by the Marketing Manager, Mayssaa Hermes, and other top officials paid a visit to the orphanage to ensure their nutritional needs are met.

Hermes said the gesture was part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to support development of the communities within which it operates, noting that the decision to mark its 25th anniversary with the orphans was to express the company’s mission of improving the quality of life of the less privilege in communities across Nigeria.

“This is part of our CSR for our 25th anniversary campaign, and we are planning to do many activities for communities in Nigeria, one of which is the visit to NGOs and orphanages. We feel that everyday, they have too many expenses regarding feeding. So the first demand is to try to provide them with foodstuff that will last a few months because it is a priority,” she said.


The founder, Compassionate Orphanage, Dr. Gabriel Oyediji, commended the company for the gesture, as he wished them more successful years of operations. “The items donated would go a long way in the nutritional needs of the children, but we operate in a tight environment, when you work with government as a registered home, all you see is demand and not supply, if not for social visits like this, we are on our own and it is very bad,” he said.

He, however, said the biggest challenge faced by the orphanage is inadequate power supply, which has caused many health issues in the children, urging the government and corporate organisations to provide a source of constant power generation in the home, to enable the children sleep well and have “full value of human lives and not just struggling to survive”, stressing that it would reduce 80 per cent of what is spent on medical bills.

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