LG Electronics, one of the global leaders in consumer electronics, on Thursday said that no fewer than 40 persons would be benefitting from its free laundry services in Benin.
The free laundry facility, which is situated at 6 Country Home Motel Road, Off Sapele road, Benin, is the fourth laundry centre to be established by the company after Lagos, Port-Harcourt and Kano.
Mr Brian Kang, the General Manager, Home Appliances Division, LG Electronics West Africa operations, told newsmen in Benin that the free laundry centre has the capacity to wash and dry about 500 sets of clothes per day.
He said that the initiative was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR).
He noted that the centre was designed to improve the living conditions as well as support the daily washing needs of the people in Nigeria adding that the project started in Lagos in 2018.
“This is part of our effort to give back to the communities; LG Electronics has over the years continued to receive commendation from consumers for having their interest at heart by providing cutting edge technological products.
“The three operational centres have been able to cater for over 24,000 families and washed over 300,000 clothes. This is significant for us as a socially responsive company.
“The wash centre that we are opening here in Benin City today, has the capacity to wash 500 sets of clothes per day for over 40 persons,
“This we believe will go a long way in assisting the people of the state in meeting their washing needs, ” Brian said.
Brian further explained that the washing centres were operating at no cost to the end users and called on the residents of the state to take advantage of the facility.
Also speaking, Mr Hari Elluru, Head of Marketing, LG Electronics West Africa Operations, expressed the determination of the company to lead sustainability through inclusive growth in Nigeria.
Elluru said that the company was also committed to ensuring that the business community enjoyed the best advanced technologically-built electronic products.
“For us, we believe that ‘Life is Good’ when we share with others. We have remained competitive whilst improving sustainability.
“We have enabled investment and innovation required to deploy new technologies safely and responsibly develop progressive products.
“We understand that doing well is good business and so being able to launch our fourth Free Wash Centre in Benin is a social investment and we are happy to deeply go into and to stay in for as long as possible.
“This is what I truly call giving back to the society because the real beneficiaries of this project are directly the people, whom I believe will utilise it very well to make life better for themselves,” he added.
The representative of Fouani Nigeria Limited, Benin Branch Manager, Mr Hadi Hobballah, said “We are so happy to witness this state-of-the-art free wash centre by our partner, LG Electronics.
“Our customers are extremely appreciative of this kind gesture and we believe this will help them to further keep clean in a way that promotes hygienic living.”
According to Hobballah, LG Electronics is focused on strategic ways to touch lives and make life better for the people across the globe.
Hobballa further stated that the company would continue to replicate the gesture across strategic places in the country.
Edited By: Donald Ugwu
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