Residents of Dawaki, a community in Bwari Area Council, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have lauded the three km road constructed by SCC Nigeria Ltd. as its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Newsmen report that residents of the area under the auspices of Amalgamated Dawaki Extension Resident Association (ADERA) celebrated the kind gesture during a community meeting on Wednesday.
Mr Chukwudubem Egbunike, the Chairman of ADERA told newsmen that the Dawaki extension main entrance road was in deplorable condition for over 10 years until the company intervened.
He said that the bad state of the main access road into the area had over the years affected its social and economic activities and slowed than its development.
“We are pleased to inform FCT residents that SCC Nigeria Ltd. in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility to the people of Dawaki has graciously constructed a 3-kilometer asphalt access road with drainage.
“ADERA has over time approached all corporate stakeholders in Dawaki District, particularly the construction companies, for provision of basic infrastructure in the district but only SCC Nigeria Ltd. responded to its appeal so far.’’
Egbunike said that the company few years ago also donated healthcare centre and primary school classrooms to the Dawaki community.
He therefore urged relevant authorities to officially recognise and commend the company for its positive impact on the communities wherever it was operating in the FCT.
According to him, such a commendation will serve as a motivation and call to duty to other corporate bodies doing business in the territory thereby reducing the burden of providing infrastructure by government.
“ADERA hereby request the honourable Minister of FCT to among other things find it worthy to administratively commend SCC Nigeria Ltd. to encourage it to do more.
“We also call on other corporate stakeholders within Dawaki to emulate this firm by partnering with us in providing street lights, patrol vehicles and containers for the two police posts within the area,” he urged.
Egbunike said that the community was yet to be connected to the public pipe borne water in the FCT.
He explained that plans were under way by the community to get the FCT minister to formally commission the newly constructed road.