MTN Aligns With Abia State on Security

By KayCee August 12, 2014 11:32

The efforts of the Abia State Government in combating crime, yesterday, received a major boost when the management of a leading telecommunication firm, MTN Nigeria donated five hilux vans to the state.

Handing over the vehicles fully equipped with communication gadgets to Gov. Theodore Orji, the Director of MTN Foundation, Mr. Denis Okoro, said the gesture was in line with the firm’s desire to ensure a secure society as part of its corporate responsibility.

He said the action was spurred by government’s commendable efforts and noticeable investment in security, saying Orji had made a remarkable commitment in the security sector.

The MTN boss added that a total of 60 similar security vans had been procured by the firm for distribution to 12 states nationwide.

According to him, MTN as a socially responsible firm has invested over N9bn in over 300 projects across the country , with Abia benefitting from nine of the multimillion projects .

He said over 2000 cataract patients received eye surgery during the free eye care mission conducted by MTN recently in the state

Responding, Orji who was full of praise, said the gesture would significantly boost the efforts of his government to improve security in the state, adding that security and health will continue to top the priority list of his administration.

He described MTN as a socially responsibly corporate organisation, saying the firm’s free eye service earlier in the state motivated him to establish an eye centre at the state’s specialist hospital.

“Many people are seeing well today because of MTN,” Orji said, while appealing to other corporate bodies to emulate the firm.

Orji also promised a continued conducive business environment for all business interests in the state.



By KayCee August 12, 2014 11:32