By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc has donated a fully furnished school library to Randle Avenue Primary School, in the Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State.
During the commissioning of the project, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Nicolaas Vervelde, explained that the initiative was in line with the company’s commitment to the development of education in Nigeria.
The company’s boss, represented by NB’s Corporate Affairs Adviser, Mr Kufre Ekanem, further stated that the project was part of the company’s philosophy of Winning with Nigeria and a demonstration of its commitment to improving the standard of education in the country.
“We have extended our corporate social responsibility footprints in the areas of education as a development partner with the government; and we will keep demonstrating our company’s continuous commitment to improving the standards of education not only in Lagos but across Nigeria,” he said.
He further enjoined the school and pupils to make optimal use of the facility.
Mrs A.N Ojeogwu, Head Teacher of the school commended the company for its indelible mark in the school which she said has added to the school’s resource centre.
“It is a thing of joy to have a company like Nigerian Breweries in Lagos which adds value to various sectors of the Nigerian economy. So, on behalf of the school, parents and pupils, I commend them for their commitment to improving educational standards across Lagos state and the nation.” she said.
Mrs Modupe Sasore, President, Rotary Club of Lagos, which collaborated with Nigerian Breweries on the project, stated that the facility is a testimony of the enormous commitment of the brewery giant to uplifting the standard of education in the country.
She thanked the Lagos State Government, officials of the State Universal Basic Education Board, staff of Randle Avenue Primary School and the project contractors for their cooperation in making the learning facility a reality.
Parents, students and other stakeholders present at the occasion also lauded Nigerian Breweries Plc for the initiative and congratulated the school for the new resource centre.
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