How NB Plc Rescued us from Water Crisis via Multi-million Naira Water Project – Police IG

By Our Correspondent

Following the commissioning of a 60meters-deep bole hole, three 5000 liters over-head tanks, refurbishment and rehabilitation of other bole holes at the police staff college, Jos, by Nigerian Breweries Plc, the Nigerian Police last weekend said the company saved them from a major water crisis.

Speaking on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, the Commandant of Police Staff College, Jos, AIG (Assistant
Inspector General of Police), Dorothy Gimba said ‘’when the training of the Cadet ASP course 27 commenced in December 2016, we came under
pressure in the college due to water shortage and we were almost at our wits end until Nigerian Breweries got wind of our challenge and came
in to offer help. We appreciate immensely Mr. Kufre Ekanem, the Corporate Affairs Adviser of NB Plc for choosing our college as a beneficiary of their nationwide interventions’’

AIG Gimba further revealed that ‘’not only did the Nigerian Breweries Plc give us two water pumps, they also paid for the reticulation and piping of the water from the mess, kitchen area to officers quarters’’

Also Speaking, the Commissioner for Commerce and industries, Mr. Usman Yakubu Idris, who represented the Executive Governor of Plateau state
said other corporate bodies in the State should follow suit by replicating the gesture of Nigeria’s foremost brewing giant, Nigerian Breweries Plc, in the State. He also charged the management of the Police Staff College Jos, to ensure proper management of the water projects.

In his address, the Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Jordi Borrut Bel, who was represented by the Corporate Affairs Adviser, Mr. Kufre Ekanem, maintained that ‘’as a good Corporate Citizen, we have entrenched in our CSR programme, the provision of some vital value-adding social amenities that would enhance the overall well-being and quality of life of the communities in our dear country,
Nigeria”.

“All over the world, the provision of portable water is very essential to the healthy living of any community, thus the reason why we embarked on the water borehole schemes for our various Communities and stakeholders across the country”.

Ekanem said ‘’ this water project which we are all gathered here today for the commissioning ceremony, is indeed, a clear manifestation of our company’s commitment to provide this vital commodity of life, water to the staff and students of this college, in line with our CSR philosophy of “Winning with Nigeria”.

On the choice for the project, he said ‘’ the choice of the Police Staff College for this project is not farfetched. This College is a great citadel of learning for the Police force where our men are
further professionally trained and prepared for their life-long tasks of securing our people and nation’’

“Nigerian Breweries Plc remains unwavering in its commitment to being a socially responsible Corporate Citizen of Nigeria. As a genuine partner in progress, we shall continue to identify with the aspirations of our various stakeholders and our host Communities across the Country’’ he added.

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