By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Government has lauded Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc for building an accident and emergency ward for the Dr. Gwamna Awan General Hospital Kakuri and also donating 7 boreholes to several Kaduna communities.
Speaking at the weekend, the Deputy Governor Kaduna State, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe who was represented by the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed Baloni, said “water and healthcare are very crucial for human survival and this is why the projects of Nigerian Breweries Plc are important to Kaduna State.”
“After listening to the health interventions of Nigerian Breweries Plc over the years, and commissioning these projects, I must definitely say that the company is complimenting the State Government in Health Care Delivery which is the Government’s priority”.
“Kaduna State under the able leadership of Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai has provided Primary Healthcare (PHC) facilities in each wards of the state and so for Kaduna South, you should have 13 Primary Healthcare Facilities ” she stressed.
Baloni, while charging the hospital management on proper care for the facility, appealed to Nigerian Breweries Plc for a Special Baby Care Unit.
Earlier, the Managing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel, represented by the Kaduna Brewery Manager, Mr. Abbey Ajayi, said “in line with our company’s Corporate Social Responsibility focus of Winning With Nigeria, we maintain strategic plans for communities within the area that we operate, thereby enhancing the quality of life of our community partners”.
“The entire Kaduna State and in particular, Kaduna South Community, being our host community, are very dear to us. They ensure we operate our business without any hindrance. This, we have enjoyed since 1964. So, we should reciprocate by identifying with the cause of the well-being of our supportive host communities” Ajayi maintained.
“It is my believe that this project will be historic to the health center and would be put into good use for the great people of Kakuri as well as to mankind, going by the important nature of this facility in saving lives. He added.
These 7 boreholes serve as testament to our enduring focus to provide the communities with clean portable drinking water. They boreholes directly impact over 100,000 families. These is key to the healthy wellbeing of our community partners. Water is life and we are a business that understands the importance of water. He revealed.
Also speaking, the Medical Director, Dr. Gwamna Awan Hospital, Dr. Maryam Dangaru praised Nigerian Breweries Plc for the show of love promising to ensure that the emergency unit is properly maintained.
Mr. Danjuma John-Ekele, Public Affairs Manager, North, also stated that as the country’s premier brewing giant, Nigerian Breweries Plc takes seriously its Corporate Social Responsibility partnerships in diverse communities through its activities that cover health, education, portable water and sports