An investment company based in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has donated four units of three bedroom accommodation to shelter over 130 orphans recently displaced by the Department of Development Control.
The development is part of the firm’s corporate social responsibility.
Presenting the building, the Chief Executive Officer of Cosgrove Investment Limited, Mr. Umar Abdullahi said the donation was also in line with the company’s policy of caring for the less privileged in the society.
Abdullahi revealed that since the news broke out a couple of days ago, the firm has been making arrangements to see that the displaced children are accommodated in a decent environment for a reasonable period of time, stressing that the children will be sheltered for a period of one year by the company.
According to him: “this is not the first time Cosgrove has embarked on humanitarian service as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We have provided educational service to the less privileged in the society and just recently we constructed 1.5 kilometres road in Katampe district in Abuja to ease movement for residents of the area.
“So, when this happened, we felt we should come to their aids to cushion the effect of these affected children. And we will continue to render such humanitarian services whenever the need arises”.
Responding, the FCT Permanent Secretary, Sir Christian Ohaa, commended the firm for coming to the aid of the FCT Administration in time of need.
Ohaa called on other firms operating in the Federal Capital Territory to emulate the firm in assisting the less privileged in the society.