To strengthen Kaduna State’s security infrastructure, Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc. has donated an ultra- modern police station to the state.
Located at Kudenda, Kaduna State, the police station has a waiting area, five administrative offices and two cells for males and females among other features, and facilities contained in a modern divisional police station.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, CP Yekini Ayoku, expressed happiness that the new station was now operational, and replaced the old, rented apartment that had been used as a police station in the community since 1997.
Also speaking, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Business, Innovation and Technology, Prof. Kabir Mato, who represented Governor Nasir el-Rufai, commended the company for its continuous support of government’s drive for befitting infrastructure in the state.
He urged other companies to emulate NB Plc by supporting the government through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives.
He said the state government would continue to formulate business-friendly policies and improve its regulatory framework towards supporting the growth of businesses in the state.
NB’s Corporate Affairs Manager North, Mr. Kabiru Kassim, commended the state government for fostering a mutually beneficial partnership, which has enabled the company to thrive since its Kaduna Brewery began operations in 1963.
“As a company, we are committed to strengthening the Nigerian society through various sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. Some of our recent CSRs in the state include the N20m cash donation to Kaduna as COVID-19 intervention, donation of an Accident and Emergency Unit at Gwamna Awan Hospital in Kakuri, donation of a Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) Ward at Gambo Suwaba Hospital, Zaria; donation of CT-Scan and Ward at St Gerald’s Hospital, Kakuri, construction of five boreholes in the host communities, construction and renovation of five schools across the state, and the empowerment of over 200 women and youths through our Youth Empowerment Programme,” Kassim said.