In continuation of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Roll-Back Malaria campaign, Nigeria’s construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, has distributed insecticide treated mosquito nets and Guide to Malaria Prevention pamphlets to school children in Rivers and Akwa-Ibom states.
A press statement by the Julius Berger Media Relations Office, Monday, said at St. Paul’s State Primary School I, Diobu, Port Harcourt, the Julius Berger Community Liaison Officer, Hon. Chijioke Chike, told the pupils that the mosquito nets was a complementary extension of the good quality infrastructural work the company has done and continues to do in Rivers communities.
He said, “…if you look across your school premises, you can see the modern flyover built by Julius Berger. It is the Rebisi Flyover.
“After the construction of the flyover, we are distributing these treated mosquito nets for you to protect your good health to enable you livewell and enjoy the great flyover.”
Responding, the Head teacher of the school, Mrs Ikpakor Jemimah, said appreciated the gesture stated: “Julius Berger is a solution provider for our people’s critical infrastructural and social needs…We pray to the Almighty God for more blessings for Julius Berger.”
Similarly, at the St. Paul’s State School II, also in Diobu, Port Harcourt, the Head Mistress, Mrs Juliet Nwachukwu, stated: “We, the staff and pupils, express our heartfelt gratitude for this donation of treated mosquito nets.
“We are asking God that today that you have come here to show us this loving kindness, God’s divine favour will continue to be with Julius Berger.”
The CSR Campaign also visited State Primary School I, and State Primary School II, both in Amadiama, where the Head Teacher, Mrs Eunice Williams, and Mrs Nwankpa James, respectively, appreciated the company for the gesture.
According to the statement, the story was no different in Akwa Ibom where the team visited the Lutheran primary School, AfahaEtuk, Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area.
The Team Leader, Mrs NdifrekeUkochio, educated the pupils on the dangers mosquito bites pose to humanity especially children, stating: “Malaria is a deadly disease and we are here to offer you these treated mosquito nets because we do not want you to be infected.”
Responding, the Acting Head teacher, Mrs Peace Etime, expressed gratitude for the donation and prayed for continued success for the company.
The team later proceeded to Government Primary School, IkotIsong in Etinam LGA, where the Ukochio-led team addressed and distributed the nets to the pupils.
The school’s Acting Head, Mrs Imaobong Jackson, also thanked Julius Berger, and declared: “…this school, these pupils and their parents will never forget Julius Berger. They will always remember your kindness.”
Speaking in Abuja, the Julius Berger Head, Media Relations Office, Prince Moses Duku, said: “…the sustainable good health, safe environment, productive economy, as well as the real development and progressive growth of the Nigerian people remain prime considerations upon which Julius Berger’s CSR policy and operations firmly, responsibly anchor.”