By Andrew Ajijah
A Plateau based farm fresh milk diary; Integrated Diary Limited (IDL), producers of Farm Fresh Milk in Jos, Plateau State, has donated food items to over one hundred and twenty (120) widows in Vwang District of Jos-south local government area, to put a smiles in their faces.
The event took place at the the place of Gwom Rwai, Vwang District when the management of the company provided hundreds of thousands Naira as part of their corporate social responsibility reach these widows.
Presenting the materials to the Da Gwom Rwai of Vwang District, Da Gyang Ballak, the Managing Director of Integrated Diary limited, Sheyin Shekurri, represented by the Company’s Human Resource Manager, Ejaide Helen, said, “as an organization, we carry out our corporate social responsibility by reaching out to our host community which is Vwang Community.
“We realized that the widows are the susceptible part of the community particularly that, they do not have their spouses to support them and as you are aware, the year 2020 has quite eventful with the novel Coronavirus pandemic that started sometime in march which we do not see an end to it now that the second phase is on the rise.
“It’s been quite challenging for families, communities, countries and of course, the industries which some had to shut down or look at other alternatives to stay afloat. It has not been easy for us, but we have been able to stay afloat with hard hundred percent retention and had no cause to downsizing or retrench our staff.
“We realized that, with the economic situation, you know, Nigeria is in recession right now and we saw that it will be quite difficult for the widows in the community given recent event in the economy. That is why we thought that regardless of the hard times that we are in and the impact in our cashflow as an organization, we will not relent in our corporate social responsibility to reach out to the widows”, he enthused.
Shekurri, therefore, thanked the Gwom Rwai and his cabinet for the support and cooperation given to the organization to flow and pray that, the would continue to coexist together peacefully and in harmony by supporting each other so that, the purpose of what binds them together would be achieved.
Some of the items donated included; one hundred and twenty-six (126) six point one kilograms bags of rice and a Grand Pure Soya Oil for each widow for onward distribution by the Da Gwom Rwai to the widows, through the Integrated Diary limited Kilo of kindness 2020 Initiative.
Receiving the items on behalf of the widows, the Da Gwom Rwai of Vwang District in Jos-North local government area Da Gyang Ballak, thanked IDL for the show of love to the widows in his community describing the organization as an exceptional haven been the only organization sited around the community that, has not relented in carrying out its corporate social responsibility among many organizations sited around.
He pledged to distribute the materials to the widows and ensure that, all the beneficiaries’ names were made available to the organization so that, they would be able to register their appreciation for this great gesture done to them at this crucial time.