Onitsha-based Intafact Beverages Limited, a subsidiary of global brewer AB InBev, on Wednesday donated six Hilux patrol trucks to the Nigerian Police, Anambra State and Delta State Command and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).
At the handover ceremony at the company’s facility in Onitsha, Andries du Plessis, Managing Director, AB InBev Nigeria and Ghana, noted that the donation of vehicles was in keeping with AB InBev’s commitment to creating a better world.
Also speaking at the presentation, the Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs, AB InBev Nigeria, Otumba Michael Daramola, said that the gesture was their way of showing appreciation for the good work the security agencies are doing as well as the cordial relationship they have enjoyed with them over the years.
He added that the donation was Intafact’s little way of contributing its share towards ensuring security in the country, as well as in keeping with its policy of carrying out social responsibility in its operation.
The donation brings to 12 the number of vehicles the brewer has given out to security agencies in four years.
Daramola explained that AB inBev had carried out other social responsibilities, including provision of water and electricity to neighbouring communities and assisting over 50 youths with funds to start their own businesses.
He announced that the third batch of the youth empowerment programme would take place later this month, saying that so far, the company was satisfied with the performance of those earlier empowered by the company.
Receiving the vehicles on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, commended the company for the gesture, promising that the vehicles would not only be put into good use but would be properly maintained.
Intafact Beverages Limited is one of three breweries inherited by AB InBev through the mega beer merger of 2016 with SABMiller. They are known for their very popular Hero Lager beer. The other breweries owned by AB InBev are Ilesha-based International Breweries Plc and Pabod Breweries Limited located in Port-Harcourt.