FOREMOST Nigerian brewery, International Breweries Plc has donated COVID -19 protective materials and beverages to support Anambra State Government in the fight against coronavirus in the State.
Items donated by the company include 250 cartons of malt drinks, 4, 000 3-ply facemasks, 1, 000 pieces of face shields, 1, 000 pieces of elbow length gloves, 100 overall, 300 reinforced protective gowns and other products.
Secretary to Anambra State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, who received the team, said that the donation was coming at a point when the state government was in need of such items to protect health workers in different test centers in the state and other health care providers who were helping to treat COVID-19 patients.
Prof. Chukwulobelu urged other corporate organizations operating in the state to come forward and help the government in the fight against the virus.
On his part, the Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala, noted that the materials would be very useful in the treatment of the disease in designated hospitals.
He added that the state government remains resolute on curbing the spread of the virus using established preventive guidelines.
The Onitsha Plant Manager of the company, Engineer Sylvester Aneke who led the team said that the company places high regards on corporate social responsibility, hence its consistent drive to support Anambra State government to defeat the deadly pandemic.
On how the coronavirus outbreak has affected “Kickstart”, the company’s sponsored entrepreneurship training, Engineer Aneke noted that despite the setback emerging from the pandemic, the organization was still focused on holding the program this year.
It would be recalled that International Breweries Plc had made a donation to Anambra State Government some months ago to help fight the virus in the state.
Present at the donation were Chief Uche Nworah, the Corporate Affairs Manager of the company, Chief Chuma Umunna among others.
BY SUNNY A. DAVID