Excitement as firm donates books in Lagos, Ogun
It was excitement galore, yesterday, when Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, gave books to pupils in Lagos and Ogun states under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) effort.
At Iponri Estate Junior High School in Lagos State, Wednesday, about 600 students received a bag each containing, writing materials and an award winning African-based science fiction and fantasy written work, ‘What Sunny saw in the Flame’, authored by Nnedi Okorafor.
Applauding Julius Berger’s effort, the Vice Principal of the school, Mrs. Lydia Omowumi Adenigba, who stood in for the Principal said: “We appreciate Julius Berger for this laudable effort.
“It has been a long time since we saw such an effort from any organisation operating in Lagos. We will no doubt cherish this day for a long time to come. Thank you Julius Berger. We appreciate you so much.”
The school’s head boy, Master Olatuyi Timilehin, said: “We know Julius Berger as a construction company, building bridges and roads and houses. However, today, we have seen another good thing your company does; that is promoting education. Thank you Julius Berger for this and many more social works that you do.”
Earlier, leader of Julius Berger team to the event and Head of the company’s Corporate Communications Department, Mr. James Agama, told the students the essence of the CSR effort. He said, “Julius Berger not only builds bridges, houses and roads. We also build the future of children by promoting the educational development of students in areas where we operate. We promote your education to prepare you for future challenges.”
Also, at the Community High School, Ibafo, Ogun State, situated east of Magado, and east of Magboro-Shofolarin on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, about 650 elated students sang and danced with their respective bags containing educational materials.
In his vote of thanks, vice principal of the school, Mr. Olaniyi Olusola thanked the company for the gesture saying, “this is a very worthy effort by your company to uplift the education of our students. We appreciate Julius Berger.
Tell your management that we will be supporting them in our prayers always.”
Julius Berger’s CSR Literacy Campaign also took the company’s books and writing materials donation to schools at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja recently.