Berger commiserates with flood victims across its operational areas
•Donates to flood victims as state governments laud company
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has given bags of rice and other food items to ameliorate the effect of the devastating flood incident at different operational regions, namely; Abuja-Kano Road, Bayelsa and Port Harcourt.
In Bayelsa, Julius Berger’s Team lead for the mission, Regional Project Coordinator, Chief Sam Ngbor said, “the management of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc wishes to commiserate with the government and good people of Bayelsa State over the flood incident that has enormously disrupted lives and economic activities in parts of the state. It is without doubt this incident has resulted in untold hardship and unbearable conditions in recent times.”
Continuing, Chief Ngbor said, “As part of our efforts to support the government and good people of Bayelsa state in this trying time, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, hereby donates 100 bags of rice to the flood victims to help ameliorate the effect of the unfortunate natural disaster.”
Speaking after receiving the donation, Bayelsa State Commissioner for Environment, Iselema Gbaranbiri, thanked Julius Berger “for efforts in dealing with the aftermath of the ravaging floods, which he said was unprecedented and affecting Ijaw land deep into our communities.”
With the Commissioner to receive the food donation was a member of the Bayelsa State Flood Management Committee, Mr. Mac-Ake Prince, and the Commissioner’s Personal Assistant, Mr. Princewill Azaru.
In Port Harcourt the Rivers State Capital, a senior official of the State’s Flood Management Task Force, Mr. Dabrabaye Briggs, who received the items on behalf of Rivers Government thanked Julius Berger “for (the company’s) kind gesture and I pray that God rewards you always.”
At the Abuja-Kano road project corridor, the team lead of Julius Berger CSR Team, Yusuf Ibrahim, explained that Julius Berger’s tradition is to continually reach out to its host communities through multi-pronged emergency and palliative interventions or its planned long-term community empowerment and development schemes.
He said: “We remain committed partners to the Nigerian development project. We would continue to do more to ensure that we give back to society through the platform of our CSR.”
This donation is part of the company’s deliberate way of making a positive impact in the lives of not just homes but its host communities.”
The Village Head of Birnin Yaro Community, Kaduna State, Alhaji Abubakar Usman Rajab, who received the food items said: “We are very excited for the compassionate steps taken by Julius Berger. These donations will put smiles on people’s faces and bring happiness to homes.”
“The flood came, destroying farmlands and leaving homes hungry. We want to sincerely thank the company for its very healthy sense of Corporate Social Responsibility by which it gives back to benefit its host communities. This is indeed an outstanding contribution. We now have food items to help families during these festive period. We thank the Management of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc. On behalf of my people, we say Thank You.”
At Bebeji Council, Kano State, Julius Berger’s CSR efforts were also commended by the village Head and community. The District Head of Bebeji, Alhaji Tijjani Abdullahi Kuki, who was present at the event said: “I want to thank the construction leader, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, for the kind gestures and contributions made to our community.”
He recalled that “Julius Berger also last year, came to the community’s hospital and donated large number of beds for the use of the hospital, during the covid-19 lockdown. Julius Berger again, he said, donated palliatives to aid families and now another donation made to aid families affected by the flood. The company has given a lot of assistance to our community”. He expressed gratitude to Julius Berger saying, “We will continue to support the company as we have always done. On behalf of the people, we extend our gratitude to the management of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc for these acts of kindness. ”The Julius Berger delegation included Yusuf Ibrahim, Michael Ashofor and Olivia Uzoma, among others.