From Suleiman Idris, Lagos
The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited have commissioned two blocks of 10 renovated classrooms and office for the head teacher at the local government education authority primary school, Kakuri, television area of Kaduna south LGA and a borehole with 40,000 liters capacity overhead tanks in dawn quarters community area of railway quarters in Kaduna state.
The bottlers of the Coca-Cola brands of soft drinks in Nigeria also donated a standby 5,000 KVA generator to power the borehole and ensure availability of potable water in the school at all time, and a newly-constructed toilet facility for pupils and teachers for school.
The company’s Head, Public Affairs and Communications, Mr. Uzo Odenigbo said NBC will continue to partner with government, agencies and communities to implement projects in schools across the country that add instant and lasting value to the people of the communities where it operates.
He affirmed that “NBC is known for supporting initiatives that promote the growth and development of primary education in Nigeria. This is a demonstration of our continued commitment to investment and contribution to safe water access, education, youth development, among others.”
Vice-Chairman, Kaduna-South LG Ishaya Anfani, thanked the company for the laudable initiative and said education is the responsibility of everyone. He said the provisions will make learning in the areas more conducive.
Also, a Director in the state’s Water Resources Ministry, Mr. Markus Anga explained that the Dawn Quarters borehole will go a long way to help reduce diseases, provide potable water for them and enough to wash their clothes and keep their environment tidy.
Seriki of dawn quarters, Alhaji Muhammadu Danjuma Musa promised the safety of the project and ensured it is sustainable.