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Firm alleviates schools’ problems in Enugu


NBplc staff and others during commissioning of the projects

NBplc staff and others during commissioning of the projects

Until April 26, 2016, lesson time at Central School, Oma Eke, were impeded, as the children spent considerable time fetching water at streams before showing up for the day’s work. Students at Community Secondary School, Ogwofia, also had leaking roofs and broken down infrastructure.

The day is, therefore, one the residents of Ezeagwu and Udi councils of Enugu State will not forget in a hurry, as a borehole, toilet facilities, new school building fitted with desks, tables, and library facilities, built for the two schools, were formerly handed over, courtesy of Nigeria Breweries (NBplc), through its Heineken Africa Foundation.

An elated Principal of the Community Secondary School, Mr. Alex Uzodinnia, said “ours is now a modern school in a rural environment. What we owe this company is to make sure these gifts are well utilised, to build and develop our children for a better society and world.”

The President-General of Ogwofia community, Chief Fred Onuwamaze, noted that the classroom block would boost knowledge in the community. The traditional ruler, Igwe Tom Inyama, on his part, said his community remains grateful for the project.

“We thank them with all our hearts and we believe that in their expanded programme of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), they will still be around soon with more goodies for our rustic community. For now, we call on the holy and omnipotent Ruler of the skies to prosper their business, so that our share from their profit will continue to grow in leaps and bounds,” the monarch said.

The projects were undertaken in an attempt to support young children who are the future of the community and the country at large, said Managing Director of NBplc, Mr. Nicolas Vervelde, during the commissioning.

Represented by Corporate Affairs Adviser, Mr. Ofure Ekanem, Vervelde said: “Our investments and initiatives have continued to contribute immensely to improving various aspects of education all over Nigeria, in line with our philosophy of ‘winning with Nigeria’. What you see here is an outcome of this investment.”

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