MTN Nigeria Foundation (MTNF), an arm of MTN Nigeria responsible for the corporate social responsibility (CSR), said it has spent over N13 billion on 341 projects sited across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.
The Foundation was able to achieve this by consulting with a diverse group of stakeholders across the country, including Philips Consulting, to ascertain the needs of the Nigerian people. The findings of the rich consultative process, according to Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, the chairman of the foundation, helped in developing a more focused strategy under the three priority areas – education, health, and economic empowerment.
The MTNF was established in 2005 for the purpose of focusing MTN Nigeria’s efforts, in terms of its social investments initiatives, to help reduce poverty and foster sustainable development in Nigeria, contributing 1 per cent of MTN Nigeria’s profit after tax to the foundation. The projects have been generally classified as impactful and sustainable due to the support garnered from the MTNF board, private and public organisations, and civic societies as well as the project partners and the MTNF team.
The MTN Foundation singlehandedly equipped a laboratory with vocational and technical equipment for the training of young children in Technical College in Ikorodu. The MTN Foundation intervened to provide two haemodialysis machines for the General Hospital in Igando, Alimosho, and completed the Gbadaga Cardiac and Kidney Centre that now has 24 dialysis machines.