As part of her social responsibilities of alleviating the sufferings of humanity, a Chinese company,China Railway Beijing Engineering’s Nigeria Limited has donated food items, sanitizers and other items valued over N10m to Imo State Government (IMSG) for distributions to her citizens as part of their contributions to ameliorate the sufferings of the populace due to the two weeks lockdown imposed by the state government as a palliative measure to check mate the spread of the Corona Virus pandemic.
Mr Tan Dwen, the company’s Business Manager who represented the Managing Director, Mr Fang Baixi disclosed this at Imo International Conference Centre (IICC), Owerri on Saturday while presenting the items to Chief C.O.C Akaolisa, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice who represented the Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma.
Baixi pointed out that their organization is worried on the sufferings the people may be going through especially those in rural areas as a result of the lock down as strategic means to avert the spread of the deadly virus Disease.
He enjoined the state government to ensure equitable distribution of the items especially to the widows, widowers, vunerable persons and the poorest of the poor so as to alleviate their sufferings during this period of total lockdown.
Earlier, Mr Festus Mbisiogu of Shanghai Engineering Works who brought the company to Nigeria and facilitated the donations as well as the official visit expressed gratitude to the company for their labour of love to the state and assured of the commitment of the company to partner with the state government in her vision and mission of transforming the state to greater heights.
Responding, Akaolisa thanked the company for remembering the state at this point of needs and prayed for God’s abundant blessings to be up on them.
While advising them not to relent in their philantropic gestures he also assured them of informing the state Governor of their visit and the donations as well as ensuring that the masses are given the items as directed. Among the dignitaries who witnessed the presentations are Barr. Nnamdi Anyaehie, Chief of Staff to Imo State Government, Hon. Osita Nwaneri, the Personal Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties, Mr Charles Uzodinma and Obioma Okwara, the General Manager and Chief Protocol Officer respectively of Shanghai Engineering Works Nigeria LTD, Ubomiri.
BY: EVEREST EZIHE