Beverage company gives succour to IDPs in Borno
In furtherance of its Corporate Social Responsibility commitment to promote better and sustainable living, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), has donated relief items to Teachers’ Village’s Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Maiduguri, Borno State. The handover of the relief materials, which took place within the IDP camp premises, witnessed a large turnout of the camp’s residents, community leaders and traditional rulers.
While speaking at the hand-over ceremony, Legal, Public Affairs & Communication Director for NBC, Mrs. Sade Morgan, said, “The gesture is a combined initiative of NBC Management, NBC branch of the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) and National Union of Food, Beverage, & Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE), together with personal contributions from individual employees of NBC.
“At NBC, one of our major aims is to continuously champion and drive investment in the well-being of our host communities through intervention programmes in the areas of skill acquisition for the youth, women empowerment initiatives, provision of sustainable water solutions to households and other environmental sustainability initiatives.”
In response to the kind gesture from NBC and its unions, Borno State Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Tijjani Abba, commended efforts of the company in assisting government in providing welfare services to the IDP camp and also encouraged other well-meaning Nigerians to tow the same line.
The relief items donated include household utilities, food items, clothing, toiletries, medical aids, footwear and educational materials, informed by an assessment of the IDP’s needs and critical for maintenance of the camp. The contributions would go a long way in improving the social well being of the camp’s residents, support government, its agencies and other corporate bodies in addressing the challenges of internally displaced persons.