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Published On: Tue, Oct 8th, 2019

MTN initiative impacts 510 communities across 454 local governments

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… celebrates Nominators in Abuja

By Etuka Sunday

Telecoms giant, MTN, through its “What Can We Do Together” initiative has impacted about 510 communities across 454 local government areas in Nigeria, the Director, MTN Foundation, Dennis Okoro has disclosed.
“What Can We Do Together” project, is an initiative geared towards developing grassroots communities through collaboration with well meaning Nigerians.
Speaking at the Apreciation Dinner/Awards for Nominators of “What Can We Do Together” initiative Phase 3 held in Abuja, Okoro said, in phase 3, another 110 communities across the country have been impacted.
“Under the phases 1 and 2 of the What Can We Do Together initiative, various interventions were implemented in 400 communities across the country.
“In phase 3, another 110 communities across the country have been impacted. This means that so far a total of 510 communities across 454 local governments have been transformed!
“While we are proud of what we have achieved so far, we are very aware that none of this would have been possible without our customers who continue to patronize our business through thick and thin.
“Each and every one of you share in all the credit that MTN Foundation receives today, and we say thank you very much,” he said.
The director noted that the Nominators are people who decided to make lives in their communities brighter, by partnering with MTN Foundation.
“The MTN Foundation is pleased to be a part of this process, it has been an honour working with these wonderful men and women who have contributed to improving the quality of life in their communities.
“People like Jackson Acho who facilitated the provision of school learning materials in the Amaise community in Abia State; or Aisha Bello who nominated a health centre in Anguwa Chiroma community of Gombe State to receive health equipment and supplies, and Salami Toyin, who facilitated the installation of a solar powered borehole in the Arometa community of Oyo state.
“These people are what kids of today like to call the real MVP’s. All 110 nominators, made the bold decision to make a lasting, positive impact by partnering with the MTN Foundation,” he said.
Earlier in her Welcome Address, the General Manager, Northern Operations, Hajya Amina Usman said, “we are here to celebrate some women and men who chose to step out of their comfort zones and in their own little way, take action to transform their communities for the better.
“Well, we have 110 Nigerians who did exactly that. They took a step forward, took action and partnered with us to bring about change to their world. Today, their communities are better for it.
“Because of them, school children have learning materials, medical equipment has been installed in primary health centres, and solar-powered boreholes have been installed in communities where they had no water,” she said.

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