The Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria Limited (GACN) on Friday, 13th Jan, 2022 commissioned a comprehensively renovated Primary Health Centre at Damangaza community in Lokogoma, Abuja.
This unique corporate social responsibility initiative was financed through voluntary contributions by Staff and other volunteers/well-wishers. The twin motivation being to positively contribute to the immediate community while showcasing a CSR model for other corporate organizations to follow.
Speaking at the hand-over ceremony, the Managing Director of GACN, Lekan Ogunleye, said GACN was following the example of operating environment solidarity set by its shareholders’- especially NNPC by positively touching lives. He added that the renovation work also stemmed from the dedication of GACN staff to promote public health.
While appealing to the community to put the facility in judicious use, the MD GACN urged corporate entities to adopt & renovate similar infrastructures consistent with GACN’s model.
“With a positive and proactive mindset, almost anything is possible. We operate on a string shoe budget but nonetheless, our colleagues demonstrated their ingenuity. We also reached out to some of our stakeholders and they contributed to achieving this”.
“I plead with Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and management of this primary health care centre to ensure the facility is maintained and used judiciously”.
“We should go back to being our brothers’ keepers and support the Federal Governments’ effort to create a balanced society with appropriate safety nets thereby catering for all”.
The Etsu of Damangaza, HRH James Budebo, commended GACN for the gesture, promised judicious use of the facility and assured that it would be secured.
On his part, the doctor in charge of the centre, Dr Adams Jacob, said “I never envisaged that this centre will be transformed to this amazing level’’.
He commended GACN and members of the community for their patience during the renovation.
“We will use it judiciously,’’ Jacob said.