An Abuja based Supermarket, Next Cash and Carry Stores, has donated 1,000 loaves of bread, 300 bags of 10kg rice and 500 cartons of noodles to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
Thesupermarket also donated 125 cartons of soap, many cartons of bottled water, hand sanitisers, face masks and hand gloves to the FCTA.
Presenting the items, Mr Ndube Obi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the stores, explained that the gesture was meant to support the administration in its efforts to provide palliatives to the vulnerable persons in FCT.
Represented by a staff of the supermarket, Mrs Agatha Okechukwu, Obi added that the donation was part of corporate social responsibility of the stores, as responsible citizens.
” We are here to support the FCT Administration in its effort at providing palliative measures to the needy in the territory and the country in general.
“We are doing this because as a responsible business venture, Next Cash and Carry stores feels that this is part of its social responsibility to support the administration at this time.”
Receiving the items, on behalf of the FCTA, Minister of State for the FCT, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, commended the company for the gesture and promised to distribute the items to the deserving persons.
Aliyu urged other corporate organisations in the territory to emulate the gesture as part of their corporate social responsibility.