Communities in Okwe, Delta state and Obosi, Anambra state exploded with excitement last week when engineering construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC notched up its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts to the two states hosting the Second Niger Bridge still under construction.
A press statement issued by Media Liaison Officer of the company, Emmanuel Isibor, and made available to Blueprint Tuesday said, no fewer than 2000 students benefitted from Julius Berger’s donation of learning materials including school bags, books and related learning materials at Okwe Secondary School, Okwe, Delta state and Community Secondary School, Obosi, Anambra state.
“At the Community Secondary School, Okwe, the excitement that enveloped the entire school made up of over 1900 students caught up with the teachers and community leaders who also sang praises of Julius Berger Nigeria PLC ‘for its very healthy sense of corporate social responsibility by which it gives back to benefit its host communities’.
Public relations officer of the Second Niger Bridge project, Mr. Joseph Ojelabi thanked the school community for the welcome given Julius Berger’s team.
According to him, “we are constructing the Second Niger Bridge between Delta and Anambra states. As is our traditional and historical operational philosophy, we are happy to support our operational communities, especially by investing in the schools and children which holds the future of the communities.”
In his vote of thanks, the community liaison officer in the area, Ogbueshi AfamIjeh thanked Julius Berger for the donations,
Earlier at Community Secondary School, Obosi in Idemili North local government area of Anambra state, it was also commendation galore for Julius Berger’s CSR efforts even as stakeholders in the community at the event asked for more from the company.
Julius Berger’s team distributed study materials including books and writing materials to hundreds of students and their teachers.
The school principal, Mrs Ifebi Nwogo also commended and thanked Julius Berger for the donation of books and learning materials to the school and students.
Elated students of the school jubilated with their bags of learning materials just as they raised them high chorusing: “God blessJulius Berger” repeatedly.
Beside the Principal, her deputy, Mrs Caroline Obiageli Oguegbu among others also hailed Julius Berger’s efforts. Berger’s Media Liaison Officer, Mr. Emmanuel Isibor was also in the company’s CSR team at the events.