By Sunday Elom
As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) company, Second Coming Nigeria Limited, in conjunction with Enugu state government donated 35,000 litres of cooking gas worth ₦12 million to residents of Enugu state.
Making the donation recently in the state, the managing director of the company, Dr. Basil Ogbuanu, said that the 35,000 liters (20,000 kg) cooking gas donation was part of the company’s support to the government’s effort at reducing the suffering of the people of the state who cannot afford the commodity in their homes during this festive period due to its exorbitant price.
“ln the spirit of the Yuletide and as part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR), also, in support of the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s sterling leadership and good work to the people of Enugu state.
“Accordingly, each of our four plants in the state will give out 12.5 kg of gas to 400 people in four locations of the State. This is in conjunction with the Enugu state government to support the people of Enugu state during this festive season,” Ogbuanu said.
According to him, the product was distributed freely to the beneficiaries to assist them cook their food during the Christmas celebration. He commended the state government for its commitment in ensuring that businesses enjoy a conducive environment to flourish.
The MD thanked all the company’s loyal customers for believing in its tradition of honesty and transparency over the years; and appealed to LPG dealers to support the government towards mitigating the suffering of the people at this period.
Ogbuanu further extolled the federal and state governments for their efforts towards stopping the use of firewood for cooking.
In reaction, the beneficiaries expressed happiness over the company’s kind gesture and act of benevolence which, according to them, would go a long way to alleviate their plight at this critical period.