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Lekki Gardens Estate donates relief materials to 1000 families

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Representative of the Elegushi Family, Chief Eletu Odibo (left); Chief Engagement Officer, Lekki Gardens Estate, Romeo Akinwande and Chief Legal Officer, Steve Agbiboa during the donation of food items to 1000 families of its host communities in Lagos…yesterday.

Leading Real Estate and Property Development Company, Lekki Gardens Estate Limited has announced a donation of essential food supplies to over 1000 families in its host communities in parts of Lagos State, as its contribution to mitigate the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic on homes.

At a handover ceremony of the food items in Lagos, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lekki Gardens Estate, Mr. Richard Nyong, stated that these essential food materials were for over 1000 families in communities where their estates are located – Awoyaya, Parapo, Lakowe, Olokunla, Alabeko, Owode and Ikate-Elegushi, all in Lagos State.

At an average of four persons per household, he noted that the company was actually supporting and touching the lives of over 4000 persons across the seven communities in this modest intervention, stressing that whatever it will cost the company, within its means, to touch lives at this period, it shall do.

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Nyong, who was represented by Chief Engagement Officer of Lekki Gardens Estate Romeo Akinwande, said given that the country, and indeed the world, is united in confronting this pandemic “our organisation 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 our members of staff, our host communities or our residents.”

He reiterated that the act of good neighbourliness by Lekki Gardens Estate was consistent with its primary business goal which is living a fulfilled life – better living; more wealth and a secure future.

“However, 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,” he said.

He further noted that many Nigerians are hungry and hopeless, adding that there was a strong feeling of abandonment and frustration, driving some into anti-social and criminal activities, adding, “These unusual times require that we give succour to the masses in our communities.”

Appealing to other people and organisations of goodwill to assist, Nyong stated that the COVID-19 outbreak was predicted to have significant impacts on various segments of our world, noting that the populations most at risk were those that depend heavily on the informal economy; have inadequate access to social services and therefore, have limited opportunities to cope.

“By understanding these issues, the business community and persons of goodwill can better support vulnerable populations – through compassionate responses in the face of this crisis.

“By coming together as a people to play our parts, especially as we continue to see increasing cases of the coronavirus across the land, our positive actions will in no small measure help to stem the spread of this pandemic,” he stated.

Beyond the support of Lekki Gardens Estate, Nyong also enjoined the benefitting families to take responsibility and remain safe. According to him, our collective responsibility to ourselves and to one another does not end with support from organisations.

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“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,” he added.

Lekki Gardens was incorporated in January 2012 as a wholly indigenous real estate firm with a clear vision to bridge the 17 million housing deficit gap in Nigeria, moving swiftly from humble beginnings to become a market leader in the provision of super affordable homes, while providing exceptional facility management services for same.

Over the years, it has built a strong reputation for providing quality homes. The company has embarked on numerous projects and has an impressive property portfolio.

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