Nigeria’s largest Information Technology Integration Company, CWG Plc said it is extending its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to address some of the challenges at various Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Nigeria.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. James Agada disclosed in an interaction with selected Journalists at the CWG’s Corporate Headquarters in Lagos; that though it is a Technology Company, it has found a way to add its quota to alleviating the sufferings presently ongoing at the IDP camps.
He said CWG Pc has over the years given back to the society through its CSR initiatives, occasionally through donations to ‘Orphanages’, Sponsorship of select Graduate students through its Academy for IT Certifications, Recognition of Best graduating students in Higher Institutions in Regions where the Company has presence, recently, the launch of the Pre-University Software Development Internship Programme and much more; but this year, the clarion call for giving back is taking a twist.
James Agada has intimated that as a Company, it was agreed that it was time to actively assist, as individuals and as an organization; to join in taking care of some prevailing problems within our immediate environs. It is on this premise that CWG Plc, in line with its tag line of “…deploying technology solutions that enable growth” has created a platform to gather donations / contributions from well-meaning ‘Individuals and Corporate Organizations’ to help displaced Nigerians, who presently are at the brunt of the Boko Haram menace. “Hence, this is a clarion call, to all our many friends / families who can, do join us in trying to resolve some of the needs of displaced persons at the IDPs camp,” he said.
CWG will be deploying this technology platform to assist in generating and collating the funds, but is already in discussions with a few Charity Organizations, whose responsibilities it will be to administer the donations for the most pressing needs of the camps and will be accountable to all in disclosing the statistical rationale for disbursement of these funds. Leaving the actual fund disbursement to Charity Organization is simply because they are on ground in those regions and know what is most needed,” the CEO of the Pan-African IT Company added.
He revealed that the inspiration to look in the direction of the Internally Displaced Persons came from the involvement of its Founder, Mr. Austin Okere; who had taken up the mantle recently to personally get involved with the IDPs and cater as best he could. Only a month ago, he adopted two children, Nancy and Tabitha from the St. Theresa’s Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Yola, Adamawa State. According to him, these two children are now being better catered for and have been enrolled in a school; they are now looking into the future with renewed hope and a zest that can only but be imagined.
It is of great import to note that, whilst people might think clothing and food are immediate needs at IDP camps after shelter; clean functional conveniences (Toilets) are also extremely important, because of the sheer volume of people, all in one living quarters and the pressure it puts on improper amenities, It is usually a sign of an epidemic waiting to occur.