One of the leading processors and distributors of palm kernel and soybean oil in Nigeria, Slabmark Nigeria Ltd, on Wednesday, donated 50 cartons of Edible Vegetable oil to the Ondo State Government.
The donation was part of the company’s contributions to the distribution of palliatives to the vulnerable in the state and to cushion the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking during the presentation, the Director of Slabmark Nigeria Ltd, Mrs.Olubunmi Rachael Kuku, said the donation was in line with the vision, mission and corporate social responsibility (CSR) of the company.
She said the indigenous company has enjoyed great support from the good people of Ondo state, saying that the people need all the helps they can get at this critical period.
Kuku also called for a robust response from well-meaning individuals to support the government in its efforts to make the state safe from the pandemic.
She appealed to the people of the state to always follow the laid down precautionary measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus disease.
According to her, the 50 cartons of edible vegetable oil are meant to further enrich the efforts of the government at providing palliatives for the people across the state.
She said: “In view of the ongoing pandemic which has plagued the world and nation at large, we feel this is one of the best time to give back to the people of Ondo state to assist in relieving the economic strain and pain the pandemic has posed on all the good people of the state.”
She commended the government for the steps taken so far to ensure that the people are kept safe and the speedy recovery of the confirmed cases, adding that the people must join hands with the government to stop the pandemic by washing their hands, use nose mask and practice social and physical distancing.
Receiving the donation, the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, commended the company for the kind gesture, promising that the items will be added to the palliatives that would be distributed to the people of the state.