VKS, KINGS FLOUR MILL Donate cash, Food Items to help in the fight against Coronavirus In A’Ibom
VKS Nigeria Construction Limited and one of its partner company Kings Flour Mill, have supported the government of Akwa Ibom State in the fight against Coronavirus, otherwise known as Covid 19, by donating cash and food items worth millions of Naira to help ameliorate the effect of the hardship in the state as a result of the total lockdown ordered by both the Federal and state Governments of Nigeria.
The Construction giant and its partner, KINGS Flour Mill Limited, producer of KINGS Flour, rose to the occasion following Governor Udom Emmanuel’s order for a total lockdown of all business premises, cessation of movement of persons and vehicles within the state, as a measure to check the spread of the dreaded virus. The governor had further directed that food items be made available to about 3000 villages across the 31 Local Government Areas of the state to help ameliorate the obvious hardship the people must have been facing as a result of the stay-at-home order.
In its commitment to support the government in the fight against the pandemic, the management of VKS Nigeria Construction Limited, donated to the state government several tons of flour, rice, Garri and cash to help assist the vulnerable in the state. The management in addition, gave out its heavy duty trucks and some members of staff to assist in conveying the palliatives to different parts of the state. It also sponsored live radio and online updates on the distribution of the palliatives to the various LGAs.
Some of the beneficiaries of the gesture, mostly the poor and vulnerable, thanked the management of VKS for providing support to them at a time the entire world was craving for survival. They noted that the company has huge reputation in the area of rendering support to the people of the state through its cooperate social responsibility policy. They also commended governor Emmanuel for always giving priority to the welfare of the people of the state, an indication that he has the people’s interest at heart.
In his reaction, the Managing Director of KINGS FLOUR MILL LIMITED, Mr. Aslan Fatoglu, said: “this is not the time to take credit for any support rendered to the people, rather it is time for all to collectively join hands with the government to fight this common enemy of man”.
Mr. Aslan added that as a responsible company, the management will not relent in providing assistance to the government and good people of the state in appreciation of the overwhelming support the company has enjoyed from its host community especially in the area of security. He promised that Kings Flour is well positioned to supply flour to different parts of the country as business had long commenced.
It would be recalled that VKS Nigeria Construction Limited, Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Limited and recently commissioned Kings Flour Mill Limited have at different times supported the free and compulsory Education policy of the present administration through the donation of academic materials such as books, desks, chairs and tables for both pupils and teachers of several schools in the state.
By NDIANA ISONG
GROUP HR MANAGER