Julius Berger Commiserates and rallies to the aid of flood victims across its operational areas as Company Donates Food to Flood Victims
In continuation of its determination to touch the lives of communities and with its strong
commitment to its Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria,Julius Berger Nigeria
Plchas again donated food items to flood victims at itsdifferent operational regions, namely
Abuja-Kano Road, Bayelsa and Port Harcourt.
Julius Berger donated bags of rice to help ameliorate the effect of the devastating flood
incident on the lives of the affected people.
At Bayelsa, Julius Berger’s Team lead to donate the rice in Yenagoa, Regional Project
Coordinator, Chief Sam Ngbor said, “the management of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc wishes
to commiserate with the government and good people of Bayelsa State over the flood
incident that has enormously disrupted lives and economic activities in some parts of the
state. It is without doubt this incident has resulted in untold hardship and unbearable
conditions in recent times.” Continuing, Chief Ngbor said, “…as part of our efforts to
support the government and good people of Bayelsa state in this trying time, Julius Berger
Nigeria Plc hereby donates one hundred bags of rice to the flood victims to help ameliorate
the effect of the unfortunate natural disaster.” Julius Berger, said Chief Ngbor, donated the
bags of parboiled rice to support the efforts by the state government on reassuring flood
victims in the state of better life ahead. He prayed for God’s continued intervention in
permanently comforting the victims of the floods.
Speaking after receiving the donation, Bayelsa state Commissioner for Environment, Hon.
Iselema Gbaranbiri thanked Julius Berger “for (Julius Berger’s) efforts in dealing with
aftermath of the ravaging floods which was unprecedented and affecting Ijaw land deep
into our communities.” With the Commissioner to receive the food donation in Yenagoa was
a member of the Bayelsa State Flood Management Committee, Mr. Mac-Ake Prince, and the
Commissioner’s Personal Assistant, Mr. Princewill Azaru.
In Port Harcourt the Rivers State Capital, the exercise was similar with the presentation of the
donated items by Chief Sam Ngbor.
Receiving the donated items on behalf of Rivers State government in Port Harcourt, a senior
official of the State’s Flood Management Task Force, Mr. Dabrabaye Briggs thanked Julius
Berger “for (the company’s) kind gesture and I pray that God rewards you always.”
At the Abuja-Kano road project corridor, the team lead of Julius Berger CSR Team, Engr.
Yusuf Ibrahimexplained thatJulius Berger’s tradition is to continually reach out to its host
communities through multi-pronged emergency and palliative interventions or its planned
long-term community empowerment and development schemes. He said: “We remain
committed partners to the Nigerian development project. We would continue to do more to
ensure that we give back to society through the platform of our CSR.” He said,“…this
donation is part of the company’s deliberate way of making positive impact in the lives of
not just homes but its hosts communities. ”The Village Head of Birnin Yaro Community, Kaduna State, Alhaji Abubakar Usman Rajab, received the food items with excitementsaying, “…we are very excited for the compassionate steps taken by/Julius Berger. These donations will put smiles on people’s faces and bring happiness to homes. The flood came destroying farmlands and leaving homes hungry. We want to sincerely thank the company for its very healthy sense of
Corporate Social Responsibility by which it gives back to benefit its host communities. Thisis indeed an outstanding contribution. We now have food items to help families these festiveperiods. We thank the Management of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc. On behalf of my people,we say Thank You”.At theBebeji L.G.A, Kano State,Julius Berger’sCSRefforts were also commended andgratefully acknowledged by the village Head and community. The District Head of Bebeji,Alhaji Tijjani Abdullahi Kuki, who was present at the event said,“I want to thank theconstruction leader,/Julius Berger Nigeria Plc/for the kind gestures and contributionsmade to our community”./He recalled that “Julius Berger also last year, came to thecommunity’s hospital and donated large number of beds for the use of the hospital, duringthe covid-19 lockdown. Julius Berger again, he said, donated palliatives to aid families andnow another donation made to aid families affected by the flood. The company has given alot of assistance to our community”. He expressed gratitude toJulius Bergersaying,/“…wewill continue to support the company as we have always done. On behalf of the people, weextend our gratitude to the management of/Julius Berger Nigeria Plc/for these acts ofkindness./”TheJulius Bergerdelegation to the AKR food donation to flood victims included Engr.Yusuf Ibrahim, Michael Ashofor and Olivia Uzoma, amongst others.The food donation to flood victims is a continuing implementation of the company’s ‘Foodfor our Communities’ campaign as well as its ‘Emergency response’ initiative, both of whichare key pillars of Julius Berger’s operational CSR strategy.