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510 Communities In Nigeria Has Benefitted From What Can We Do Together Initiative Since 2015 – Okoro

By Okehie Chioma Adanna

What can we do together initiative was originally launched in 2015 by MTN foundation with the aim of bettering and developing rural communities through collaborative efforts The first two phases were able to touch over 10 million Nigerians with over 400 communities in 347 local government areas.

However, in this third phase, data has it that 510 communities across 454 local government areas has benefitted with the first two phases inclusive. The story cannot be complete without recognising the nominators who are the main actors in these whole process and that is the main reason why the dinner on october 3rd was organised in recognition of these rare gems.

In his speech Mr Dennis Okoro MTN foundation director said the real most valuable person’s are the nominators, who are passionate to see that gaps in education, health, portable water, electricity are identified, and tackled with the aim of seeing their communities emancipated, from infrastructural deficit to better places to live.

Among the nominators are Jackson Acho who facilitated the provision of school learning materials, in amaise in Abia state, Aisha Bello who nominated a health centre in Anguwa chiroma community of Gombe State to receive health equipment and supplies and Salami Toyin who facilitated the installation of solar powered borehole in Aromela community of Oyo State.

These are a few among others. While all Guest wined and dined, He never forgot to thank MTN Customers for their continued patronage which has helped in telling the huge Corporate responsibility of MTN which is heavily visible in the Nigerian community space.

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Written by Oriri Peter

Oriri Onu Peter is the Chief Executive Officer of Penessaj Communication, a Media Consultant, Blogger and Publisher of He is also an Entrepreneur, a Public Commentator, Social Activist and a Humanitarian.

Peter is currently a volunteer with Amnesty International (AI), Udukhotse Foundation, Global Youths Skills Acquisition and Poverty Eradication Organization (GYSAPEO) and Community Manager, Empower, Engage and Educate Initiative amongst others.

He holds the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Sociology from the Benue State University, Makurdi.

Peter has been instrumental in attracting developmental projects to his state through his social media platform.

An indigene of Benue State, Peter is currently based in Abuja.

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