Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Grand Cereals Nig Ltd has increased its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activation to cater for the need of Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) and other vulnerable groups in the society.
The company’s Acting Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Sanjev Jain, made this disclosure in Jos, while donating assorted relief materials (mainly products of the company) to IDPs in Plateau. He asserted that the company would continue to share in the plight of the less-privileged Nigerians, especially IDPs.
“In understanding the plight of the persons in the various camps, the Board of Grand Cereals, a subsidiary of UAC Nigeria Plc, increased its corporate social responsibility activation. It is in a bid to continue to build on the rich legacies and achievements of the company and the UAC,” he stated, adding that one of the cardinals of the company’s CSR programme is nutrition and nourishment, and that the major mission of the company is to touch lives daily.
The Acting GMD explained that, the company was continuously working on improving the nutritional well-being of people in underprivileged situations in the society.
“We have been providing food nourishment for children in orphanages, people in IDPs, prisons and other places, and will continue to do that,” he stated.
According to him, “What we are providing today is a token of our shared commitment to help ease the plight of people so affected. It can surely not replace what has been probably lost, but we hope it can lighten the burden a little.”
Also, chairman Plateau Relief Committee-cum Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy, Mr David Wuyep, commended Grand Cereals for the gesture, saying, “The state government was committed to alleviating the sufferings of the IDPs.”
He said government was working towards ensuring that all the IDPs return to their ancestral homes in December last 2018. So far, he said, the state government facilitated the return of IDPs from Gashish to their homes and assured that more will return to their homes.
Mr Pam Bot-Mang, who is commissioner for Works, said that Grand Cereals gesture would go down in history, and called on other corporate organisations resident in the state to emulate them.