By Emmanuel Nnaji, ABAKALIKI
The Nigerian Breweries Plc has donated relief palliatives to Ebonyi State Government to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Handling over the relieve materials to Ebonyi State Government, the Public Affairs Manager, East of the company, Mr. Isaac Nwabuzor, commended His Excellency, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, for changing the face the state within five years in office, as the Governor of Ebonyi State, adding that the group is pleased with the leadership ingenuity of the present administration especially as it concerned infrastructural development, human capital development and the way he fought against Covid-19 pandemic in Ebonyi State.
Mr. Nwabuzor, said that the company heeded the Federal and State Governments’ call for support to combat the Covid-19 Disease, in the country and to give hope to Nigerians.
The Public Affairs Manager maintained as part of its corporate social responsibility, the company would not relent in giving its support to the fight against the spread of the virus in various parts of the country.
“We are here with this token to support Ebonyi State in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic. Equally, we have seen the great works the Governor is doing. We saw flyovers everywhere and Ebonyi is now a state to behold. I must tell you, we can only support those who are doing well like Ebonyi State Government. This is a working Government and we are very much happy to support the Governor.”
Receiving the relief items on behalf of Ebonyi State Government, the Secretary to the State Government and Coordinating Commissioner, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala Igwe, expressed gratitude to the Nigerian Breweries for coming to assist Ebonyi State Government in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the globe.
He assured them that the palliatives would be distributed evenly to the vulnerable in the state.
Dr. Ugbala, enumerated the numerous efforts made by Ebonyi state government in curtailing the spread of coronavirus in Ebonyi state, distributing palliatives materials including but not limited to rice, garri, vegetable oil, indomine noodles, spaghetti, seasons and other protective materials to help in cushioning the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic in Ebonyi state, noting that distribution of materials was still ongoing across all the polling units in the State.
He commended all those who had assisted Ebonyi State Government at this needy period when government was in dire need of assistance to combat Covid-19 pandemic, especially the Federal Government, the NGOs, CSOs, individuals, including, the Nigerian Breweries and prayed that God would replenish their pockets.
He assured the company of Ebonyi State Government’s continuous partnership with the Nigerian Breweries in touching lives.
Responding, the Commissioner for Human Capital Development, Hon Anna Aligwe, called on Nigerian Breweries to establish its branch in Ebonyi State as it would create job opportunities for the people of Ebonyi State.
She described Ebonyi a virgin land ripe for investors given the level of development on ground in the state, compared to what it used to be.