In line with its long term goal of making an impact in the growth and development of education in Nigeria, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Nigeria’s household noodles brand, Indomie Instant Noodles, has once again donated laboratory equipment to yet another school- Surulere Senior Secondary School, Surulere, Lagos. During the presentation ceremony which was held on Thursday at the school premises, Mr. Tope Ashiwaju, Public Relations/ Event Manager, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, explained that their CSR activities are usually informed by the results of the comprehensive need assessment exercise regularly conducted by the company. “We are glad it is the turn of Surulere Senior Secondary School and it is, a delightful experience knowing that the impact of this sustained initiative will not only reflect on the educational performance of these present students but will also have an unquantifiable multiplying effect on generations yet unborn,” he said. While urging the pupils to make proper use of the science equipment, Ashiwaju projected that with the needed improvements in the nation’s Science and Technology education, Nigeria would eventually have the required man power in various science related fields.
Dufil Prima Foods will however return to evaluate the level of progress and impact the donated equipment has had on the students’ performance in science subjects,” he assured. Also speaking at the event, the Project Manager of Lagos State Empowerment Resource Network (LEARN), Mrs. Bisi Awoyomi, affirmed that Dufil Prima Foods Plc, by virtue of the donation, had assisted the Lagos State Government in achieving a major thrust in its long term goal of attaining sustainable growth of education in the state. “On behalf of the Lagos State Government, I would like to thank Dufil Prima Foods Plc for this contribution today. I would like to use this medium to encourage the students not to shy away from the sciences, as the country needs more scientists to join the league of great nations in the world today.” The Principal, Mrs. Aina Asanat Olatunbosun, who was visibly elated, received the equipment on behalf of the school, and expressed her appreciation to Dufil Prima Foods Plc while also assuring that the equipment would be effectively used and maintained in building future leaders for the nation. It would be recalled that Dufil Prima Foods Plc had earlier donated Science laboratory equipment to Jubilee Model School, Orile Coker Aguda, Shomolu Junior High School, Ibadan Grammar School, Molete, Ode Remo High School, Lakowe Community High School and Kosofe Senior High School, Ketu, Morrocco Junior High School, Magbon Segun Community Senior High School among others.