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Sugar firm donates N27m four-classroom block to Niger host community

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‘Remodelling of Nigeria’s education system to include core commercial rudiments will not only reduce unemployment but prepare the graduates to become employers of labour in line with what they have learnt right from kindergarten’

By Mohammed Usman

The Sunti Sugar Company has constructed and donated a four-classroom block, offices and modern toilets worth N27 million to St. Mathias Church (Anglican), Kusogi community in Mokwa Local Government Area, Niger State.

The donation was part of the company’s social responsibility to the host community.

At the commissioning of the facilities in Kusogi community, the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, called on all three tiers of government, parents and corporate organisations to give priority to education as the surest and quickest way to attain rapid development.

The Etsu Nupe, who is also the Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, said that the kind of education that befits today’s Nigeria is that embedded in commerce where different skills will be thought from infantry to de-emphasize search for non-existing white collar jobs after graduating.

The monarch, who decried the level of joblessness and its attendant consequences, said that remodelling of Nigeria’s education system to include core commercial rudiments will not only reduce unemployment but prepare the graduates to become employers of labour in line with what they have learnt right from kindergarten.

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While calling on parents to enrol their wards in the school to acquire western education, the Etsu Nupe, whose message was delivered by Alhaji Baiwa Mohammed, encouraged the community to emphasize on educating more of the girl-child education to equip them with the rudiments of motherhood and keeping the home front safe for better society.

He commended the management of Sunti Sugar Company for its kind gesture and called on other corporate organizations to emulate the company as part of their corporate social responsibilities to their host communities.

The General Manager of the company, Mr. Anlo Du Pisani, had said that the project was part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibilities towards developing their immediate constituency for mutual co-existence between the Sunti Sugar Company and the community.

Bishop of Kutigi Diocese, Bishop Jeremiah Kolo, also thanked Sunti Sugar Company for the completion of the project, describing it as a monumental achievement not only for the community but for the Anglican Diocese and the state in genera.

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