TGI Group Brings Succour to Borno IDPs
By Dipo Olowookere
The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camped in Borno State could not hide their joy last week when TGI Group, an international investment and holding company with diversified interests and investments in Africa, Middle East and Asia, donated evaporated milk, pharmaceutical and agricultural products to them.
The firm said it gave out some of its products to the IDPs as a way of giving back to the society and also alleviate the pains of persons in the camp and to bring succour to them.
Business Post gathered that the products presented to the camp on behalf of the different companies in the TGI Group included a trailer load of evaporated milk for children and women by CHI Limited and various pharmaceutical products such as routine OTC drugs, oral rehydration salts (ORS), and deworming tablets manufactured by CHI Pharmaceuticals Limited.
TGI Group is the parent company of Chi Limited, WACOT Limited, CHI Pharmaceuticals Ltd, CHI Farms, CORMART, and many other companies in the country.
General Manager in charge of Corporate Affairs at TGI Group, Mr Sadiq Kassim, who officially presented the donation to the Director General of the Borno State Emergency Management Authority, Mr Ahmed Satomi, lauded the efforts of the Federal Government and the military at curtailing the activities of insurgents in the region.
He said the products will undoubtedly go a long way in bringing relief to displaced children and families in Borno State and by extension, the North-East region.
Mr Kassim further revealed that another subsidiary of the Group, WACOT Limited, donated 600 bags of maize to the camp in September 2016.
“This gesture will help the Borno State government and officials of the IDP camp to meet and improve on the food and primary health care needs of the displaced persons in the camp” Mr Kassim added.
Receiving the products on behalf of Borno State government, Mr Ahmed Satomi expressed delight at the gesture and appealed to other corporate bodies to emulate the TGI Group.
He further stated that the donations were timely, as there are plans to begin a deworming programme for the children in the camp.