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Gov. El-Rufai lauds Nigerian Brewery for Donating Police post

Trace Reporters –Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai has applauded the Nigerian Breweries, NB Plc for donating a police post in Kudenda, Kaduna state.

Prior to the commissioning of the station, the police had since 1997 rented a two bedroom apartment to use as office.

The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Business Innovation, Prof. Kabir Mato disclosed that the company over the years has continued to reinvest it’s profit back to the society through Cooperate Social Responsibility, CSR instead of sharing the entire profit amongst shareholders.

He thanked the company for complementing government’s efforts in a few of its responsibilities, adding that the society will continue to appreciate the goodwill of the Nigerian Breweries.

Mato also commended the company for the starter kits distributed to women and youths during the skill acquisition training in Kaduna recently.

The Commissioner therefore urged other businesses in Kaduna to emulate the character of Nigerian Breweries Plc, especially in the area of CSR.

In his speech, the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna Command, CP Yekini Ayoku said the Nigerian Breweries has replaced the apartment rented as police station since 1997 with a beautiful edifice to improve on security in the community.

The CP urged other companies to emulate the gesture extended by the Nigerian Breweries plc to host communities, stressing that it would go a long way in reducing criminality in the society.

He however warned that the Nigerian police will not tolerate any form of attack on the facility or its personel, assuring that the station will be equiped with all the necessary gadgets.

Earlier, the Northern Regional Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr. Kabiru Kassim commended the Kaduna State government for creating an enabling environment for their business to strive.

He said as a business, they have enjoyed good relationship with the people of Kaduna state for the past 59 years and have recently been awarded best tax payee organization.

“In our effort to support the Kaduna State government, we introduced Maltina school games, Ramadan recitation quiz and Maltina Teacher’s Award amongst others”.

Also speaking, the production Manager Kudenda, Mr. Olusoji Onigbinde said, the Nigerian Breweries has lasted this long following the support it receives from its host communities.

“This is why we will not relent in giving our support, particularly the Kaduna state government and it’s agencies when the need arises”.

“Part of our corporate service responsibility in Kaduna State include, supporting the government by donating the sum of 20 million naira cash as COVID 19 intervention fund, donation of an accident and emergency unit at Gwamna Awan hospital, Kakuri and a VVF ward at Gambo Sawaba Hospital, Zaria amongst others”.

The ceremony was attended by top government officials, traditional rulers and people of the community.



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