The country’s leading engineering construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, since its commencement of mosquito nets donation to protect vulnerable children, pregnant women and nursing mothers all across the country to mark the 2021 World Malaria Day, has now reached communities in the nation’s Capital Abuja with the humane and laudable CSR initiative.
Students of L.E.A Nursery and Primary Schools, Kuchigoro, were full of excitement when Julius Berger Nigeria Plc notched up its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts to their schools in the company’s determined bid to protect and preserve the health and wellbeing of the children against the often deadly malaria scourge. As it was done in other previous donation locations, the company’s CSR mosquito nets donation drive at Kuchingoro in the FCT, was accompanied with an easy-to-read pamphlet on “Guide to Malaria Prevention”.
Amidst the hearty excitement that understandably filled the event in Abuja, the Assistant Head Teacher of the School, Mrs. Vicky Maikai, thanked Julius Berger, saying:. “…It gives me joy to see so much excitement on the faces of our children. We are extremely happy today. Julius Berger would not understand what this show of love means to the school. Malaria has been one of our greatest problems and I am so excited that the company decided to help us fight it by providing the pupils with the treated mosquito nets. …. On behalf of the Management, Parents and Pupils of the school, I say a big thank you to Julius Berger and I pray that God continues to bless and expand the company in Jesus name.”
In his remarks, Kola Balogun of Julius Berger Abuja (Region Central North), who pledged the company’s progressive and unflinching commitment and continuing support to the fight against the malaria scourge in the country, also explained the use of the treated mosquito nets to the recipients, guiding them through the easy-to-read pamphlets.
It would be recalled that the 2021 Julius Berger anti-malaria CSR campaign which is corporate policy support in commemoration of the globally observed World Malaria Day, had also been extended by the company to communities in the company’s operational areas in the Abuja-Kano Road corridor, Lagos as well as other sites.
The Head of the Media Relations function of the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc Group, Prince Moses Duku said in Abuja: “…the importance attached by Julius Berger to the good, sustainable and thriving health of the Nigerian people cannot be overemphasized. At Julius Berger, we believe very strongly that a healthy population means a functional and productive society and, by a multiplier effect, a progressive economy for the nation. The company’s anti-malaria CSR campaign and donation of mosquito nets to the vulnerable is an empirical expression of our company’s proactive policy to keep the Nigerian people safe from the deadly malaria scourge which statistics show is still the biggest public health challenge in sub-Saharan Africa”.
The Julius Berger team to the donations made at Kuchingoro Abuja FCT included Kola Balogun, PRO (RCN, Abuja Division); Osibanjo Gbenga and Michael Ashofor both of the Corporate Communications Department; and Ms. Uzoma Olivia of the Media Relations Office, Abuja.