*Donates personal protective equipment to Nigerian Immigration Service
In consistent fulfilment of its pledge to progressively sustain its assistance to the government and communities in the efforts to contain the spread of covid-19 and save lives, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, has extended its corporate social responsibility initiative to more communities and Primary Health Care Centres along the Abuja-Kano Road corridor.
The company hospital palliatives donation team from the Abuja-Kano Road project, donated more hospital beds, this time to Jaji Primary Health Care Centre, Labar Health Clinic, Zango Aya Primary Health Care Centre, Namadi Sambo Primary Health Care Centre, Sanusi Dantata General Hospital, Bebeji Kano State; and the Kadawa Basic Health Centre in Garun Mallam Local Government Area of Kano State.
They also made a donation of personal protective equipment to a frontline agency of the government in the determined fight to contain the covid-19 pandemic, the Nigerian Immigration Service.
According to the Group Head of Media Relation of Julius Berger Plc, Prince Moses Duku, ‘the executive management of Julius Berger believes that, like the hardworking frontline medical personal at the nation’s hospitals, the officers and men of the Nigerian Immigration Service who man the entry and exit points into and out of the country, are also frontline warriors who need every assistance and protection all well-meaning citizens, whether individual or corporate, can offer them in their heroic and patriotic work to contain the covid-19 threat’.
The company team were received at Jaji by the Head of the primary health care facility, Iliyasu Magaji; and at Labar by the Head of the Clinic, Zubairu Hamza as well as by the Village Head of Labar Rufai Dikko.
The Village Head of Zango Aya, Shehu Idris and the Head of the Primary Health Care Centre, Danjuma Bako were also on hand to receive the Julius Berger CSR Team.
At the Namadi Sambo Health Care Centre, the head of the centre, Hudu Wada received the Julius Berger team. Upon arriving at the Sanusi Dantata General Hospital in Bebeji Kano, the Executive Chairman of Bebeji LocalGovernment Area was personnally on ground to receive the Julius Berger Team.
It can be recalled that Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, since the outbreak of the deadly corona virus in the country, has consistently live up to the company’s Managing Director, Dr Lars Richter’s CSR pledge to continue to assist the government and people of Nigeria to the best of its ability in the fight to contain the spread and impact of covid-19.
The Divisional Manager of the AKR project, Mr Benjamin Bott had last week stated that Julius Berger’s real interest in the welfare and well being of its operational communities is a cherished historical corporate tradition, and that the commitment of the executive management of the company to upholding that tradition is a continuing and solemn duty of all operatives of Julius Berger.
Bott had added that ‘that solemn voluntary CSR duty has become even more compelling by the unfortunate threat of the corona virus which we must all jointly, and to the best of our ability, fight and defeat’.
In the fight to roll back covid-19, Julius Berger’s corporate social responsibility contributions has ranged from food supplies, personal protective equipment, necessary clinical beds and mattresses as well as an ambulance vehicle, amongst others to Local Councils, communities, hospitals and government-nominated covid-19 isolation centres across the country.