Group Managing Director, Vitafoam Nigeria PLC, Joel Ajiga, has identified unfriendly business environment as a factor discouraging private organizations from discharging their Corporate Social Responsibilities in Nigeria.
He spoke in Ado-Ekiti on Friday while donating bedding materials to the management of the Ekiti State School of Nursing, Ado Ekiti.
According to him, high cost of production has narrowed the profit margin and slowed down growth rate of private companies.
He said, “Though, doing a profitable business in Nigeria is not easy, but this should not stop the private sector from participating in developmental strides. Apart from this gesture, we are also planning on how to partner with the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in funding research.
“We in the Vitafoam will not shirk in performing our social responsibility. When we do this, it will not only contribute to development, but it will strengthen the Public –Private Partnership which I believe is the only option left for Nigeria to get out of underdevelopment,”he said.
The Chairman, Board of EKSUTH, Dr Kayode Akinlade, who called on other private organizations to emulate the gesture, promised to increase efforts to ensure accreditation of the School of Midwifery before the expiration of Governor Kayode Fayemi-led government.
Fayemi, who was represented at the event by the Head of Service, Mr. Bunmi Famosaya, urged private orgsanisations to collaborate with government for robust health service delivery in the country.
He, however, charged the government at all levels to provide enabling environment for private bodies to operate to be able to perform their social responsibilities.
“In modern governance , the government cannot do it alone. It requires the contributions of corporate organizations and well-meaning individuals to bring the dividends of democracy to the doorsteps of our citizens, particularly in health care delivery which is pivotal to the survival of any nation,” the Governor said.
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