Macleans Partners Passion House To Clean Up Ajegunle


The campaign for environmental protection, development and government efforts at providing a cleaner and healthier environment in Nigeria have received a  massive boost as Macleans, the toothpaste brand from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria (GSK) Plc sponsored the Cleaning Up of Ajegunle, a Lagos slum.

Macleans partnered with Passion House, a non -government organisation in conjunction with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to clean six  major zones of Ajengule. In addition, Macleans also provided free dental checks and product sampling to over 1,000 participants.

The Managing Director of GSK, Mr. Chidi Okoro; the Vice Chairman of Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area, Mr. Obinna Nwabueze; the Managing Director of  Passion House, Mr. Alex Akhigbe; the Marketing Director of GSK, Mrs. Hannah Oyebanjo; the Principal Scientific Officer of LAWMA, Mrs. Akintobi Oyebimpe and  other top management team of GSK as well as the general public participated in the clean up exercise.

Speaking to journalists in Ajegunle, the Managing Director of GSK, Mr. Okoro noted that there was a sort of synergy between a healthy environment and a  healthy oral cavity, adding that this informed their support and contribution to the clean up as well offering free dental check to the people.

“We are here to restate our commitment to environmental fortification and assure our consumers of quality product that is able to strengthen their teeth from  Inside Out. It is also to play out our mission of improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer,” Okoro  said.

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He further explained that, Macleans has shown great commitment to promoting, protecting and educating Nigerians on the need to take good care of their oral  cavity by supporting various initiatives over the years. “Macleans collaborated with the Lagos State Ministry of Health on programmes aimed at improving oral  hygiene in schools. We also supported communities this year through our Community for Dental Heath Education  Scheme with the help of final year dental  students in universities, while not forgetting to mention our support for the Dental Association especially on  World Oral Health Day,” he enumerated.

Also speaking at the venue, the Vice Chairman of Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area, Mr. Nwabueze said that, “environmental clean up should be a joint  effort of government, corporate bodies and individuals. I am excited about this team up to clean Ajegunle and the contributions of Macleans especially the  free dental check for residents of Ajegunle.  If every organisation or brand sees the need to give back to society as Maclean has done, we will not only have  a better place but a healthier nation

He commended Macleans for the long standing quality of products and the promotion of oral hygiene. Nwabueze also called on other corporate organisations to  emulate the CSR spirit of Macleans.

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