BrandArena: Etisalat Restates Commitment to Nigeria’s Educational Development

Monday 4 November 2013

Etisalat Restates Commitment to Nigeria’s Educational Development

In furtherance of its Corporate Social Responsibility, fastest growing and leading telecommunications network, Etisalat Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to the development of qualitative educational development and equipping students with technical skills and knowledge for nation building. This was demonstrated during a Career Counseling session that the company organized for secondary school students in the Lagos State District 4.

The initiative which was put together in partnership with Lagos Empowerment and Resource Network (LEARN) held at the Knot Centre, Yaba, Lagos. In attendance were students from Aiyetoro Senior Grammar School, Ebute Metta; Obele Community Junior and Senior High School, Obele Odan, Surulere; State Senior and Junior Grammar School, Eric More, Surulere; Eric Moore Junior and Senior High school, Eric Moore, Surulere; Eletu Odibo Senior High School, Lagos Island and Herbert Macaulay Junior High School, Ebute Metta, Lagos.

Speaking at the occasion, Director, Legal Services, Etisalat Nigeria, Adeolu Idowu, said the initiative is one of the company’s internal CSR project driven by its commitment to educational development in Nigeria. “Etisalat career counseling is our way of providing guidance on future career paths to students in secondary schools, while demonstrating our brand values of caring, optimism and simplicity to Nigerian youths. This programme provides members of staff of Etisalat the opportunity to fulfill their desire of imparting knowledge and skills towards positive growth of the society,” she said.

 Adeolu also acknowledged the support of the Lagos State Empowerment and Resource Network (LEARN), an NGO founded by the First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, for continuous partnership on the scheme.

 In his remarks, Director of Special Duties, Education District 4, Lagos State, Mr. Olorunda Ademola commended Etisalat for the scheme which he said provides unique opportunities for youths to learn and also helps to build the nation’s education sector.

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