March 31, 2020

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By Peter Egwuatu

As a responsible social citizen and as part of its strategic partnership with the Lagos State government, a frontline manufacturer of paints and allied products, Berger Paints Nigeria PLC has  supported the State government’s efforts in combating the devastating Covid 19 pandemic through the provision of paints towards building more isolation centres in the State.

The gesture, consummated last weekend is expected to reduce the financial burden of providing decent accommodation for the victims of the pandemic.

In a statement, the Company’s Management explained that the move was made in recognition of the fact that the crises at hand was not one that could be solved by the state government alone, but by all stakeholders, especially a strategic stakeholder like Berger Paints Nigeria Plc.    “We are proud to be part of the urgent processes that will enhance lasting solution to eliminate the scourge of coronavirus in Nigeria.

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This is the basis upon which the Board and Management approved the donation of our products to the Lagos State Government towards building more isolation centres to be established in the state.   “As  a  good  corporate  citizen,  we  identify  with  Governor  Babajide  Sanwo-Olu  and  his administration  on  the  on-going  rigorous  efforts  being  made  to  curtail  further  spread  of  this coronavirus  in  the  State.  Our  support  is  consistent  with  our  corporate  social  responsibility policy.”, said Mr. Anjan Sircar, Berger Paint’s Managing Director.

The Management noted that aside the donation, the Company was interested in supporting the state government’s laudable initiatives and disclosed that there were ongoing strategic discussions on how to further assist the state government towards improving the lot of indigenes within the state through vocational training and education. …About Berger Paints Nigeria PLC  Berger Paints Nigeria Plc, which commenced operation in Nigeria on the 9 January 1959 has grown to be a leader in the Coating and Allied Industry in Nigeria.

The company has a reputation for being the first in setting standards in the paint industry in Nigeria, evidenced by its trajectory of achievements and consistent financial performance and delivery of shareholder value. It has pioneered a wide range of specialty products that are much sought after in this dynamic and ever-changing market.