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B. L-R: Regional Manager, Technical, Region West of Julius Berger Nigeria, Mr Thomas Balzuweit and Regional Manager, Commercial, Region West, Mr Alexander Bauer during the presentation of relief packages to Executive Chairman, Apapa Local Government, Hon. Adele Owolabi Elijah, second right. Extreme Right is Vice Chairman of the LG, Mr Kevin Gabriel in Lagos Thursday… when Julius Berger shared food palliatives

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In continuation of its contribution to the war to contain the spread of the raging coronavirus pandemic nationwide, construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc Thursday in Lagos kicked off the sharing of food palliatives to Lagos residents.

The company’s Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR package included bags of rice and cooking ingredients.

The exercise began at the Palace of the Oba of Lagos, Iduganran, where 500 bags of quality rice and another 500 bags of assorted cooking ingredients were donated through His Royal Majesty, Oba Rilwan Akiolu for further distribution to his subjects.

The appreciative Lagos monarch thanked Julius Berger for its concern for the well being of his people, adding that the gesture will go a long way to enhance purposeful efforts to make people stay at home and stay safe in this period of COVID-19.

Food relief from 'Food for Our Communities' campaign.
Food relief from ‘Food for Our Communities’ campaign.

The Executive Chairman of Apapa Local Government, the host government of Julius Berger’s Region West office, Hon. Adele Owolabi Elijah who received the same value and quantity of the relief packages from Region West’s management did not mince words in being thankful.

He said: “We have always known Julius Berger to be one company that is sensitive about the community where it operates and the government. This gesture has increased your company’s worth before Apapa people and Lagosians. We are grateful and we appreciate your efforts.”

The Regional Manager of Julius Berger’s Region West, Commercial, Mr Alexander Bauer earlier, told Executive Chairman of the Local Government that, “this is our own modest way to identify with the fight against Coronavirus. We identify with measures by the government to make Nigerians stay at home and in a healthy way. We hope our little contribution will assist people in your local government in no small way.”

Also at the presentation of the palliative food items to the Executive Chairman and some members of his team were, Julius Berger’s Regional Manager, Technical, Mr Thomas Balzuweit and Head of Julius BergerLagos Facility Works, Ms Maria Abella.

The Apapa Executive Chairman was accompanied by the Vice-Chairman, Hon. Kevin Gabriel and the Executive Chairman of Somolu LG, Hon. OlubowaleSosimi among others.

Julius Berger which started its business in Nigeria with the construction of the Eko Bridge in 1965, has continued to proactively partner with the Federal, State and local governments in the country in the serious contributory efforts to contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in Nigeria.

In partnership with other corporate bodies, Julius Berger had also led the recent work to fumigate Lagos against the spread of COVID-19.

The Head of the company’s Media Relations Office, Prince Moses Duku, said Julius Berger is committed to remaining a frontline corporate entity in its determination to continue to assist the government and citizens and residents of Nigeria until the COVID-19 rage is tamed, arrested and dislodged, and normalcy restored to the fabric of our society.