Julius Berger’s roll-back-malaria initiative covers more ground in Abuja
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc’s donation of mosquito nets to protect vulnerable children, pregnant women and nursing mothers across the country from the deadly malaria scourge has reached more rural communities in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
Nigeria’s leading engineering construction company embarked on the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to mark the 2021 World Malaria Day.
At L.E.A Nursery and Primary Schools, Kuchigoro, the pupils were full of excitement when Julius Berger Nigeria Plc made a stop at the school with mosquito nets accompanied with an easy-to-read pamphlet on ‘Guide to Malaria Prevention’.
This was similar to what the company had done in many other schools within the FCT.
The Julius Berger team comprised Kola Balogun, PRO (RCN, Abuja Division); Osibanjo Gbenga and Michael Ashofor, both of the Corporate Communications Department; and Olivia Uzoma of the Media Relations Office, Abuja.
Vicky Maikai, assistant head teacher of the school, thanked Julius Berger for the initiative and for remembering the school.
“It gives me joy to see so much excitement on the faces of our children. We are extremely happy today. Julius Berger would not understand what this show of love means to the school. Malaria has been one of our greatest problems and I am so excited that the company decided to help us fight it by providing the pupils with the treated mosquito nets,” Maikai said.
“On behalf of the management, parents and pupils of the school, I say a big thank you to Julius Berger and I pray that God continues to bless and expand the company in Jesus name,” she prayed.
In his remarks, Kola Balogun of Julius Berger Abuja (Region Central North), who pledged the company’s commitment and support to the fight against the malaria scourge in the country, also explained the use of the treated mosquito nets to the recipients, guiding them through the easy-to-read pamphlets.
It would be recalled that the 2021 Julius Berger anti-malaria CSR campaign, a corporate policy support in commemoration of the World Malaria Day, had also been extended to communities in the company’s operational areas in the Abuja-Kano Road corridor, Lagos, as well as other sites.
“The importance attached by Julius Berger to the good, sustainable and thriving health of the Nigerian people cannot be over-emphasized. At Julius Berger, we believe very strongly that a healthy population means a functional and productive society and, by a multiplier effect, a progressive economy for the nation,” Moses Duku, head of media relations at Julius Berger Nigeria Plc Group, said in Abuja.
“The company’s anti-malaria CSR campaign and donation of mosquito nets to the vulnerable is an empirical expression of our company’s proactive policy to keep the Nigerian people safe from the deadly malaria scourge which statistics show is still the biggest public health challenge in sub-Saharan Africa,” he said.
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