NB Plc. bags Kano Government awards for CSR projects
The Nigerian Breweries Plc has bagged Kano State Government award for its support to education and human oriented projects. The Deputy Governor Professor Hafiz Abubakar who also doubles as Commissioner for Education Science and Technology disclosed this during the Commissioning of block of class rooms, library, laboratory, Toilets and bole holes built and donated by Maltina Group of Companies
Professor Hafiz Abubakar who was represented by the Executive Secretary Science and Technical Schools Board Alhaji Ahmed Tijani Abdullahi at the commissioning said the Kano State Government decided to award Nigerian Breweries Plc. for its support in education pointing that the company in 2014 also built and donated similar projects at Government Secondary School, Bachirawa
“we are also commissioning another gigantic block of class rooms with state of the art facilities, libraries well equipped , laboratories and toilets, like I said this award is for their support for human development especially in a crucial stage .
Kano state is lucky because 125 of such donations have been received from individuals, students associations, PTA and corporate bodies.
“we have received 53 donations from individuals, 30 from students associations, 25 from Parent Teachers’ Associations and 17 from corporate bodies numbering 125 He said
The Deputy Governor reiterated the commitment of the Ganduje led administration in ensuring education for all via continues partnership with individuals, corporate bodies and group stressing that the partnership with corporate bodies like Nigerian Breweries Plc. has reduced the congestion of pupils/students in classrooms from 90 to 40 per class with more quality of learning materials.
Speaking earlier, the guest lecturer Professor Kamilu Sani, of department of Political Science said ‘’ Government must declare a state of emergency in Education since the quality and standard of education has fallen’’
According to him, ‘’Education is the bedrock for development, Nigeria as a country has remained underdeveloped because of poor education standard, in the 1970s places like Dubai were looking up to Nigeria but now the reverse is the case since Nigerians now set Dubai as target for themselves’’
Speaking at the event Managing Director Nigerian Breweries Plc. Nicolaas Vervelde who was represented by the Public Affairs Manager, North Mr. Danjuma John-Ekele said ‘’the company is proud to be a veritable partner to Kano State, saying Kano is Special to NB PLC and has supported it towards achieving its business success.
“Kano is home to Maltina in the North. And this year, we are having our third straight educational project in Kano with the first in Government Secondary School, Bachirawa, Ungogo Local Government in 2014; Government Girls Secondary School, Badawa in 2015 and today, Government Technical College – our premier Technical school destination in Northern Nigeria’
‘’We have gathered here today at GTC Kano to commission and handover the school structures provided by Nigerian Breweries Plc.
‘’The new facilities include: newly constructed block of 5 classrooms, toilets, borehole and library furniture and renovated Physics and Chemistry labs that will serve the school. It also pleases me to inform you that the classrooms and library are furnished with students’ desks, chairs and tables for teachers, with provision of text books.
‘’Thus, in the last three (3) years, we have provided 17 Classrooms, about 400 student desks catering to an average of 1220 students per session, 2 Libraries, over 300 book titles, 2 Staff rooms, 2 boreholes, 16 toilets …(and counting) to three (3) schools in Kano. This is a significant social investment milestone for any company and we have done it in Kano. He stressed.