In order to be part of Kaduna’s centenary celebration, the Nigeria Breweries (NB) has donated 37 classrooms, a library and a borehole to LGEA Model Primary and Nursery School, Kawo Kaduna.
Speaking at the commissioning, the representative of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Kaduna State, Mr Andrew Dodo said Kaduna State government is proud of Nigerian Breweries as a leading company in terms of corporate social responsibility.
“Kaduna is blessed with so many corporate companies and you can imagine if everybody is doing what Nigerian Breweries is doing in Education. I therefore call on all corporate bodies to do same. The authority of this school must take as a point of duty to managed the facilities for effective usage,” Dodo said.
The managing director, Nigerian Breweries, Mr Johan Doyer who was represented by Brewery Manager Kakuri , Mr Abbey Ajayi said, “We are commissioning 37 newly renovated classrooms, six conveniences, a library and installed bore-hole with an overhead tank for LGEA Model Nursery and Primary school.”
“This project is undertaken by Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund. It is one of the many interventions executed in line with our philosophy of winning with Nigeria and a demonstration of our unwavering commitment to the developmental aspiration of the good people of Kaduna State,” he said.
Ajayi said: “The Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund was established in 1994 with a commencement capital of 100million as a vehicle to meet our aspiration to play a more active role in the development of Education in Nigeria. Since then we have impacted over 43000 students across the country, built about 400classrooms and about 35 equipped with furniture and books in both primary and secondary schools across various communities of the country,’’ Doyer added.
Commending Nigerian Breweries, the head master of LGEA Model Primary School Kawo, Mr Idris Ibrahim revealed that the population of the school has doubled after the renovation of the school.
“The population of this school has doubled as the school is now wearing a new look, the Nigerian Breweries have constructed desks, borehole with over head tank, a library with books and 37 classrooms, this has no doubt put a new look on the school. This school has produced so many great men including the present governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and was founded in 1953 with 21 head masters who have served the school from that time to date.”
“This kind gesture by Nigerian Breweries is the first of its kind the pupils and teachers are ever grateful because before now, some pupils were sitting on the floor and we promise to take full charge of these facilities’’