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NBC Donates “Back-to-School” Kits To 5000 Students In 5 States




The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, (NBC) again demonstrated its commitment to investing in the Nigerian Education sector by presenting a total of 5000 “Back-to-School” kits to pupils of select primary schools in Aba, Lagos, Kaduna, Abuja and Enugu.

The annual activation of this programme at the beginning of the new school year is aimed at motivating the pupils to excel in their academics, as well as taking off some of the financial burden the new school session places on parents and guardians.

Speaking at the Presentation of the school kits to pupils of Christ Assembly Primary School Lagos, the Managing Director of NBC, Mr Ben Langat, who was represented by the Director of Human Resources Mrs. Grace Omo-Lamai, said NBC’s investment in Education was borne out of the company’s commitment to contributing to the sustainability of the communities it operates in. He said a total of 5000 students in public primary schools are benefiting from the initiative this year.

Also speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, represented by the Director of Education, Zonal Office, Mrs. Abiola Abiodun Omole, stated that this laudable initiative of the Nigerian Bottling Company will remain indelible in the hearts of the children. She thanked the management of NBC for its continued support for education in Lagos State and Nigeria at large.
In his remarks, the Education Secretary, Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area (LGA), Hon. Adewale Adeogun, said the importance of the presentation of the back-to-school kits to pupils of Christ Assembly Nursery and Primary School in Ajegunle, Olodi Apapa is evident as it instills a sense of pride and confidence in the students. He expressed the appreciation of the Local Government to NBC’s economic and social investment activities in Apapa, one of the company’s host communities.
Also, Mr. Kenechukwu Ugochukwu Nwosu, the Board Secretary Abia State Universal Basic Education Board thanked the management of NBC for contributing to the development of the intellectual capacity of the young people in Ohabiam Community Primary School 1 & 2, Aba. At the presentation to students in Kuchinguro Community Primary School, Abuja, Alhaji Ibrahim Wanbi, the District Head of Kuchingoro community, expressed his profound gratitude to the company for the kind gesture.
NBC’s investment in the education and development of young people is at the core of its Corporate Social Responsibility framework. The Company is one of the major partners of the Lagos State Support our School initiative launched by His Excellency, Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) in 2003 with the aim of encouraging the private sector to invest in public education in the state through infrastructure development, capacity building and supply of educational materials amongst other viable projects to support learning.
For its partnership and commitment to the “Support our School Initiative” NBC, was honoured with the Lagos State Government CSR awards in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Some of the Company’s Social Investment in primary education include: provision and upgrade of infrastructure in schools, capacity building for teachers, and the back-to-school initiative.

NBC, a member of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company A.G., was incorporated in November 1951 and is the anchor bottler and marketer of the Coca-Cola brands in Nigeria.

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