Food processing company, Flour Mills of Nigeria, says it recently donated a solar-powered clean water plant to the Gbaji-Yeke Community, Badagry, Lagos State.
The company in a statement noted that the project was executed in partnership with the Lagos State Government under the One Community at A Time project, which aimed to address the specific needs of grassroots communities and provide sustainable solutions.
The firm said the solar-powered clean water plant was a testament to its unwavering commitment to driving sustainable growth across Nigeria.
According to the company, the project not only addresses a fundamental need for clean and accessible water but also aligns seamlessly with the Flour Mills of Nigeria’s organisational sustainability outlook and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (6), which seeks to ensure access to safe water sources and sanitation for all.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Group Human Resources and Services Director, Wale Adediran, expressed optimism that the project would positively impact the Gbaji-Yeke Community.
He said, “We are proud to partner with the Lagos State Government through the ‘One Community At A Time’ project to deliver this solar-powered clean water plant.
“This initiative exemplifies our commitment to community development, sustainable practices, and positively impacting the lives of Nigerians. Access to clean water is a basic human right, and we are delighted to play a role in ensuring its availability to the residents of Gbaji-Yeke.”
The Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mrs Folashade Jaji, said, “The commissioning of this solar-powered clean water plant marks a significant milestone in the OCAAT initiative, delivering critical infrastructure for Lagos State communities. Access to clean water is a fundamental human right, and this project ensures Gbaji-Yeke residents can access this vital resource.”