As COVID-19 lockdown persists in Kaduna, the Nigerian Breweries Plc has supported the State Government with N20m, a service vehicle and other assorted items.
The Company’s Manager in Kaduna, Mr. Abbey Ajayi said, the donation became necessary as a friend of the State since 1964.
He said, “we have been here in Kaduna since 1964 and we feel the pains of Kaduna Government and its citizens especially at this difficult time of stay-at-home measure to control the spread of the virus.
“In our usual style of winning with Nigeria, we deem it fit to support the government in providing palliatives to the vulnerable in the sum of N20 million, a service vehicle with a driver attached for COVID-19 Kaduna Task force and soft drinks.
“This donation is part of a total 600 Million Naira donation to the Nigerian government. Out of this amount, N250 million will be donated to the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 under the auspices of the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19.
“N100 million Naira to Lagos state as the nation’s epicentre of the pandemic; another N150 million will be shared amongst 7 other states; and the final N100 million will cover the provision of relief materials such as Personal Protective Equipment, sanitizers, regular supply of malt, energy and soft drinks to COVID19 task force”, he clarified.
Receiving the donation on behalf of Kaduna State Government, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Balarebe Lawal described the support as timely, promised it judicious distribution in providing succour for the citizens of Kaduna State.