Edo – May 12, 2020
In its continued bid to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Tropical General Investments Group through its subsidiary WACOT Limited, has donated food items including rice, soya oil and seasoning cubes, to the Edo State Government.
The Group delivered 1,000 bags of 10kg Big Bull Rice produced by its subsidiary – WACOT Rice Limited in Argungu, Kebbi State, 1,000 cartons of Golden Terra Oil and 1,000 cartons of Terra Seasoning Cubes, produced by subsidiaries West African Soy Industries Limited (WASIL) and West African Cubes Limited (WACUB), both located in Sagamu.
Handing over the items, Engr. Ayo Ijaoye, Head of the WACOT Fertilizer manufacturing plant located in Auchi noted that the donation is to serve as palliatives to ease people’s burdens at this time. “We appreciate the severity and enormous negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on businesses and the livelihood of Nigerians. As we have done in other states where we have operations, we are supporting the Government by providing food items to feed 1,000 households around our factory here in Auchi.”
Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, Chairman Etsako West Local Government, Hon. Yinusa Imonofi expressed gratitude towards the gesture. He described the gesture as timely, and a welcome development. He described the intervention as commendable and one that would go a long way in creating some ease for the people, as the government continued to its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recall that the TGI Group had donated the sum of five hundred million naira (N500million) to support Nigeria’s COVID-19 intervention fund organized by the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), and food items for 2,000 families in Lagos, 500 families in Abuja, 500 families in Ogun and a donation of twenty million naira (N20,000,000) for an Isolation and Treatment Centre in Lagos, among others.
Commenting on the donations, the Group Managing Director, TGI Group, Mr. Rahul Savara noted that ‘’As we continue to navigate the uncharted waters of this COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, it has become more obvious that it is only through collective responsibility that we can get through this. Many lives have been lost, and in order to stem the tide, the pandemic has to be combatted on all fronts – humanitarian angle, medical supplies and research. It has therefore become necessary for us to join hands with government, credible institutions such as the Central Bank of Nigeria and other private sector players to pool resources in order to tackle this challenge”.
Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group is an international investment and holding company with diversified interests. Its corporate identity is based on respect for people, its communities and the natural environment as it continuously seeks to support its communities during and beyond challenging times.
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