MTN Nigeria on Thursday announced that it has reached and impacted over 500 communities with basic infrastructures in health, education and economic empowerment project through the “What Can We Do Together” initiative.
Dennis Okoro, Director, MTN foundation speaking at the MTN ‘What Can We Do Together Initiative Phase 3 Nominators Appreciation Night’ in Abuja, said that the initiative has gone through three phases in 510 communities across 454 local governments in Nigeria.
He said “We are here to celebrate the people who decided to make their life count in their communities by partnering with the MTN foundation to improve the quality of life in their communities”.
He explained that the third phase impacted 110 communities in the northern region as 10 communities received solar powered boreholes, renovation of primary health Care in 40 communities as well as supplies of school learning materials to 60 primary schools.
He said “The MTN foundation has come a long way since 2005, with operations in the education, health and economic development sectors”.
“We have developed digital libraries in secondary Schools, delivered computers and internet connection. At rhe tertiary level, we built the state of art digital libraries at the University of Lagos, University of Benin, and Ahmadu Bello University”.
Amina Usman, General Manager, Northern region, MTN Nigeria in her remark commended the efforts of the nominators in partnering with the MTN foundation to bring progress to their communities.
She said “With the efforts of these nominators we have been able to reach 110 communities with learning materials, medical equipment, solar-powered boreholes as well as renovated health care centres and schools”.
“In the health sector, we have renovated 24 hospitals, maternity wards, supplied incubator s band trained nurses across the 6 geopolitical zones in Nigeria”.
Yakubu Useni, Chairman, senate committee on ICT and cyber crimes while commending the efforts of MTN foundation stressed on the need to promote ICT programs through the foundation.