In response to commuter expectations, Primero Transport Services Limited (PTSL); bus operators on the Lagos BRT corridor has distributed face masks to residents including passers-by, commuters, and shop owners with a kick-off of an environmental cleaning exercise in Ikorodu, its major corridor is a show of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Fola Tinubu, managing director led members of his staff into the streets of Ikorodu from the BRT Bus terminal to the King’s palace and beyond gutters clean-up exercise and pick-up of waste littered on the streets and by the roadside. The ‘Keep Ikorodu Clean,’ which is a CSR initiative of PTSL was organised in partnership with the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).
Priding itself as a socially responsible organisation, Primero’s leader said they introduced the initiative to further maintain a cleaner environment during the Covid-19 pandemic, adding that personal hygiene was one of the critical safety protocols in this era, and by keeping our environment clean, they were contributing their quota as an organisation to improve the health and safety of our stakeholders.
LAWMA supported the initiative with a compactor, and its staff to help in ensuring Ikorodu was kept clean and ensuring a cleaner environment.
Face masks were simultaneously distributed to residents including onlookers, commuters, and shop owners within the event’s coverage area.
Ten thousand medical masks were distributed so that residents can live and enjoy a safe and clean environment, as well as observe NCDC’s protocol of mask-wearing in the fight against Covid-19 virus.
“We live in Ikorodu, we work in Ikorodu and we have to give back to Ikorodu, and the best way is we need to keep our environment clean. We’ve been cleaning since about 9 O’clock and we’ll continue after we finish with Kabiyeesi,” Tinubu said on the reason for the initiative.
He said he believes that the state of the environment in Lagos State could be better and that was part of the reasons the event was organised. Tinubu said the gesture is just the first part of an initiative that will be continuous.
Tinubu appreciated Primero’s staff for keying into the vision and working to ensure the company’s mission statement is met; while tirelessly serving its esteemed customers.
In his response, Kabir Adewala Shotobi; the Ikorodu monarch, thanked PTSL for the “noble, candid initiative of giving back to Ikorodu residents,” and showered prayers on the organisation and staff.