Nigeria’s leading engineering construction giant Julius Berger Nigeria plc continues to enable progress and impact lives in the nation’s communities, living up to its popular real time billing as a frontline believer in the welfare of citizens and residents across the country. In the company’s strong commitment to its corporate social responsibility, Julius Berger again donated long-lasting Treated Nets, aka mosquito nets, targeted at protecting and preserving the health and physical integrity of no fewer than 4000 families along the Abuja–Kano Road project corridor, Friday.
The exercise elicited excitement and effusive gratitude from beneficiaries even as they had kind words for Julius Berger.
Further to its well thought out determination to key into the health needs of the people and proactively enable them against the disease, Julius Berger designed a plan to protect about 15,000 families across the country from the deadly malaria disease by making the donations.
Friday’s donation which took place at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Memorial Hospital, Sabon Wuse, Kaduna State, was made to pregnant women and women with infants who often are at the receiving end of mosquito stings and its consequential malaria attacks.
Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Larfarma Bk. Musa was excited and thanked Julius Berger for always living up to its corporate social responsibilities even as he advised the beneficiaries to use the nets wisely to prevent their children and themselves from often fatal effect of malaria.
Before the presentation, Group Head, Corporate Communications, of Julius Berger Nigeria plc, James Agama, thanked the hospital management for receiving his team within a short notice. He admonished all to be vigilant against the malaria parasite by maintaining cleanliness and related good health habits. The nets according to Mr. Agama will effectively prevent and protect users from mosquito bites that cause malaria. He thus added, “stay away from malaria, use your nets wisely.”
The Group Head, Media Relations Office of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Prince Moses Duku later told correspondents that the company is committed to its malaria prevention and eradication campaign because a healthy people means a productive people, a progressive economy and a happy society. “Julius Berger has a continuing commitment to progressively enable communities and impact lives”, Duku added.