By Princewill Ekwujuru
IN a renewed effort inÂ ensuring that the less privilege in the society are not left out in the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ tagged Christmas, the Otta based brewer, Sona Breweries Plc has visited the Ijamido Childrenâ€™s home at Otta and showered the orphanage with gift donations worth millions of Naira as part of it corporate social responsibility to its operating environment.
The gesture, which took place penultimate Wednesday, was undertaken by Mr. Thompson Owoka, executive director, Olukayode Oloyede, corporate affairs manager and Mrs. U.N. Amogu, personnel & legal adviser of Sona Breweries Plc.
Speaking during the visit to our report, Mr. Owoka said â€œthe visit is to remind and re_ assure the children that the society has not forgotten them.
These children are not here through any fault of theirs rather these are innocent children who have found themselves in this plight. It is therefore our corporate social responsibility to assist these children in whatever little way that we can.
We must not forget these children at a time like this_ they also should know and experience the meaning of Christmas,â€ he added. The company donated various food items, beverage drinks and coolers to the home. On hand to receive the items were Mr. Babatunde Willoughby, the Home operations manager and Mrs. Yetunde Willoughby, the PRO of the Home.
They both expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the management of Sona breweries plc.
Ijamido Childrenâ€™s home was established on the December 17 1958 by the late American nurse â€“ Mrs. Virginia Willoughby to care for orphaned children and abandoned babies. The home is presently housed over 155 children.