As part of its corporate social responsibility, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell milk, has donated a borehole and water treatment plant to Isolo community in Lagos.
The managing Director of the company, Chief Keith Richards speaking at the inauguration ceremony also pledged continuous support to the development and empowerment of the youth in the community.
Richards noted that Promasidor as a young company of 20 years is trying to build up innovation and relationship to be close to the community by understanding the need of consumers in a given community.
According to him, one good thing about the commissioning of the borehole was to provide clean water for the community, adding that erecting the borehole in the palace of Oba symbolizes a great partnership with the community.
“We want to demonstrate that Promasidor is a good corporate citizen, drinking water is a fundamental human right of any citizen hence, we will be committed to the monitoring of the project in a bid to keep the water running,” he said.
“We have always been very socially responsible organisation and we have being engaging with our host communities,” he added.
“In Isolo we have done something in the area of health care, street light and security. So this project is just one of them, we also work with communities around the federation, we have worked with people that had been impacted by disaster, those affected by floods in the middle belt and the in southern part of Nigeria,” he said.
Oba Kabiru Kolawole, Osolo of Isolo Kingdom earlier in an address of welcome commended Promasidor for its support to the cause of empowering the active poor in the community, describing the company as greatest financier, supporter and source of inspiration due to its passion and concern for the downtrodden.
Kolawole who also described the water project as another most thoughtful, generous and kindest corporate act said Promasidor has been the only corporate positive voice in the kingdom who has demonstrated an unmatched and unprecedented corporate concern and action by providing borehole and water treatment plant that cost millions of naira.
Kolawole noted that the organization have greatly impacted on the social and economic environment of the kingdom.
He listed some of the projects the company has undertook to impact positively on the community to include donation of hospital equipment to the general hospital of Isolo, construction of street lights and bus stops at Cowbell way, Isolo, offering of yearly scholarships to bright students of the community, among others.