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As part of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc’s continued efforts to support Federal, State and the Federal Capital Territory Governments in the fight to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, the company has expanded its food donation initiative to assist the vulnerable among the indigenes and residents of Abuja. The project which is themed “Food for our Communities Campaign” and which was started by Julius Berger in Lagos State, has now been extended to the six Area Councils of Abaji, Kwali, Gwagwalada, Bwari, Kuje and the Abuja Municipal Area Council.
The campaign also saw the company directly intervening with the palliatives-anchored CSR initiative in the Kagini community where food was donated to the natives and residents at the Palace of the Chief, His Royal Highness, Seriki Kagini, Alhaji Isah Jemutu Gbegbe, a former senior officer of the Nigerian Immigration Service.
From the palpably happy Gwagwalada Area Council Chairman, Hon. Adamu Mustapha Denze, to the ebulient and appreciative Chairman of Kwali Area Council, Hon. Danladi Chiya Maibayani a.k.a Bonboy to the Chairman of Abaji Area Council, Hon. Abdulrahman Ajiya, it was all commendations and encomiums for Julius Berger by the executive leadership of the Area Councils.
The executive Chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido and his counterpart at the Kuje Area Council, Hon. Abdullahi Sabo as well as the Chairman of Bwari Area Council, Hon. (Dr.) John Gabaya all spoke in glowing appreciation of Julius Berger to whom they pledged their indebtedness for the company’s show of sensitivity to the crucial needs of the people, practical display of compassionate magnanimity piloted by voluntary willingness to partner with government and communities with a view to alleviating pain in the society at this trying and challenging time of the covid-19 pandemic. At all stops by the Julius Berger team, it was gratitude and prayers by the visibly appreciative people for the initiative of the company.
At the Palace of the traditional ruler of the Kagini community along the Kubwa expressway, His Royal Highness, Seriki Alhaji Isah Jemutu Gbegbe led his traditional cabinet and the people to receive the Julius Berger team led by the Group Head , Media Relations of the company, Prince Moses Duku and the Group Head, Corporate Communications Department, Mr James Agama.
Prince Duku conveyed the goodwill and best wishes of the Managing Director, Engr. Dr. Lars Richter, the Board, executive management and entire staff of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc to the King and people of the Kagini Chiefdom. Duku thanked the community for their widely acknowledged peaceful, kindly and progressive disposition to issues of development in the FCT, urging them to maintain their commendably good nature. Duku prayed for a quick end to the corona virus pandemic and a restoration of normalcy not just to Kagini and the FCT, but, indeed, to Nigeria and the global community as well. Duku emphasized Julius Berger’s interest in the sustainable good health and safety of the people and communities in the FCT and indeed in Nigeria.
His Royal Highness, Seriki Alhaji Isah Jemutu Gbegbe led his traditional cabinet and his people in a rain of gratitude and prayers to God to continue to bless Julius Berger much more than ever before under Engr. Dr Lars Richter who authorized the food palliative to to be given to the community. Mothers and women in Kagini also prayed for more business opportunities and success for Julius Berger.
Determined to identify with government’s efforts at prosecuting the war against the global pandemic, Covid-19, leading construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc had kicked off a series of proactive CSR activities involving donation of various palliatives, including an ambulance, hospital beds and hospital ward demarcations formworks, cartons of Personal Protection Equipment, PPEs, to hospitals, and bags of rice and cooking oil and condiments to different states and communities across the country. Meanwhile, Julius Berger’s fumigation activities targeted ant disinfecting communities across Nigeria which started almost a about ago continues.
In a Press Statement issued by the Group head of the Media Relations Office of the company, Prince Moses Duku, in Abuja, the energetic and hardworking Managing Director of Julius Berger, Engr. Dr. Lars Richter, has pledged that the company will continue to utilize its widely resourceful scope, including its high value, experienced, versatile and reliable human capital, facilities and technical knowhow to provide impactful support directly to communities and those working the front lines to tackle the spread of the pandemic and minimize its effects on the country and its citizenry till the eradication of its threat to human safety.
According to Dr Richter, “…the fight to contain the spread and threat of Covid-19 is is a fight we must all join hands and win together.”
Julius Berger’s “Food for our Communities Campaign” proceeds in the next days to Kaduna, Kano, Onitsha and Asaba amongst other locations where help is critically needed.

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