Health: NB Plc Donates Medical Ward, Toilets, Hospital Equipment As CSR


The Nigerian Breweries Plc as parts of its Corporate Social Responsibility activities, donated to a Primary Health Care Center in Makera, Kaduna South Local Government Area a block of medical ward, toilets and several other hospital equipments.
Speaking at the commissioning event, the Brewery Manager, Mr. Bolu Obawole said “In line with our company’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy of winning with Nigeria, we maintain strategic plans for communities within the area that we operate, thereby enhancing the quality of life of these communities.
“The entire Makera Community is very dear to us, being our host community in which we have operated our business smoothly in the past 54 years. So, we should reciprocate the gesture, by identifying with the cause of the well-being of our good host community.
“It is my believe that this project, coming as we celebrate our 70th anniversary last month, will be historic to the health centre and would be put into good use for the great people of Makera as well as to mankind, going by the important nature of these equipment in saving lives’’.
He said “we have been in Kaduna for the past 54 years and we are not going to stop intervening in these areas that are worth our attention or which we feel would have direct impact on the masses especially in our host communities because that is the only way we can give back to the society and we are happy about it. So, as long as we enjoy good relationship with our host communities we will continue to do more’.
“The project which we are commissioning here today are as follows; construction of building block and toilet facility, supply of hospital equipments, delivery couch and record file cabinet and provision of hospital furniture”.
According to the Brewery Manager, the company has done several interventions in the area of food security, education, youth empowerment, sports and health where “in 2009, Nigerian Breweries plc built and donated a fully furnished hospital ward at the VVF Centre at Hajia Sawaba General Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State to improve healthcare delivery in the Northern region.
“In 2011, we donated a CT scan machine, a mini-theater facility and a female orthopedic ward at the St. Gerards Catholic Hospital Kaduna. It is in continuation of this focus that we have invested resources to extend the hand of friendship to this Makera Health Centre today’’.
Also speaking, the representative of the Honorable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Neyu Iliyasu, who is the Director Primary Health Care in Kaduna South Local Government, lauded the initiative of Nigerian Breweries Plc saying it has come at a time when the Hospital is actually in high need of another medical ward.
Dr. Iliyasu who recounted how the PHC had suffered in the past for want of another medical ward appealed that more of medical intervention by the company be carried out to boost maternal health.
Public Affairs Manager (North), Mr. Danjuma John-Ekele reassured of the readiness of the company to always support the community and commended the administration for providing the enabling environment for businesses to thrive and give back to society.
Earlier, the traditional ruler of Makera District, Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf, hailed the company stressing that “in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility, Nigerian Breweries Plc is upto date, they have so far renovated over 100 class rooms within Makera area, they have also drilled so many boreholes addressing the issue of water shortage in the area’’
Yusuf also appealed for a scanning center saying that a spacious land with a Certificate of Occupancy has been allocated for that. According to him, the project if embarked upon by the company, will alleviate the financial plight of women going to distant places and paying exorbitant rates for scanning.
The In-Charge of the facility, Hajia Aisha Mohammed who thanked the company for the kind gesture, assured that the medical ward, toilets and assorted hospital equipment will be well maintained for effective usage.


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