Further to its corporate social responsibility and efforts to stem the ravaging coronavirus in the country, construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Sunday completed the fumigation of major highways, markets and bus stops in Lagos state.
The company’s effort, which was lauded by residents of areas and communities fumigated, was complemented by an array of health, safety and environment organisations like Viprone, Kleenol, D Fortune and German Tech.
At the kickoff of the two-day exercise from the Ijora yard of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Lagos state Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, who was represented by his Director, Sanitation Services, Dr. Hassan Sanuth, commended the construction company for its initiative and robust identification with the health and safety needs of the state government and its people.
“I appreciate Julius Berger’s efforts. I also appreciate the collaboration of the other corporate bodies and agencies in Lagos who worked with with Julius Berger Nigeria in the fumigation exercise. In this light, I encourage other organizations to emulate Julius Berger Nigeria to rid the state of coronavirus,” Bello said.
The first day of the exercise saw the Julius Berger COVID-19 Disinfection Response Team alongside its partners move from Ijora through Iddo, Otto, Ojuelegba to Barracks bus stop, Yaba area into Ikorodu road where areas like Fadeyi, Onikpanu among others were fumigated.
At each point, markets, bus stops and nearby fences were fumigated.
In a statement issued by the head of the Media Relations Office of the company, Prince Moses Duku, Julius Berger said, as a patriotic corporate citizen, it is dedicated to ensuring the safety of communities and its staff.
Julius Berger, Duku added, will continue to utilise its resources, facilities and knowhow to provide impactful support to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria.