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Bristol Palace Hotel donates items worth millions of naira to correctional centres, children’s home in Kano

Bristol Palace Hotel, one of the leading hotel brands in the commercial city of Kano, has donated corporate gifts worth several millions of naira to Nigerian Correctional Service and Nasarawa Children Home as part of events outlined for the country’s 60th Independence anniversary.

The donated items made up of branded 250 units of bed-sheets and about 150 units of towels were delivered to the selected benefitting public establishments by the management of the hotel on Tuesday in Kano.

Speaking while presenting the items, Danjuma Sumaila, the hotel’s public relations manager, disclosed that the gesture was put together as a way of giving back to the society during this special period marking the nation`s independence.

Danjuma said that the management of the hotel decided to pick the two public establishments as beneficiaries because of the importance it attached to the welfare of inmates who are often neglected when it comes to public giving.

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According to him, the hotel which came into operations three years ago conceived the notion of giving back to the society, particularly to the two establishments, in order to encourage the inmates to be good citizens and be prepared to play a constructive role in the development of the society when they are out of the holding centres.

He revealed that 100 units of bed-sheets and 50 units of towels were delivered to the Nigerian Correctional Service for onward distribution to the two prisons in the state, while 150 bed-sheets and 70 towels were delivered to the Nassarawa Children Home.

In his response after receiving the items, Suleiman Tsadu Suleiman, Controller of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in Kano, commended the management of Bristol Palace Hotel for the gesture and promised that the items would be used for the purpose they are meant for.

Suleiman said the gesture is particularly significant as it coincided with the celebration of the nation’s independence anniversary, noting that the donation will provide an opportunity for the inmates of the correctional centres to know that there are people and corporate entities out there who care for them.

The controller used the occasion to challenge other corporate groups in the state to support the inmates by making donations for the improvement of their welfare and education.

Receiving the items donated to the Nassarawa Children Home, the officer-in-charge of the home, Aisha Sani Kulawa, also praised the management of the hotel for the donation.

Kulawa disclosed that there are over 100 children in the home and that the home requires good corporate support provided by the hotel.

Giving further insight into other activities outlined by the hotel, the public relations manager revealed that the management has also organised an anniversary dinner for journalists in the state to mark the nation’s independence anniversary.

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