Kano, November 20, 2020.
TGI Cares Fund, an employee-led charity initiative of Tropical General Investments Group has commenced the second phase of its charity drive of the provision of one million meals to vulnerable persons affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In its first phase, two hundred and eighty thousand meals were provided to children, unemployed youth and women across several communities in Lagos state. In the same vein, TGI Group had previously donated the sum of five hundred million naira in support of the federal government’s COVID-19 intervention fund organized by the private sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID). It also donated food items to two thousand families in Lagos state, five hundred families in Abuja and Ogun state respectively as well as twenty million naira for an isolation and treatment centre in Lagos.
Eugene Utomi, representing TGI Group employees, while speaking during the handover of food items to Transparency and Development Information Initiative (TDII), a Not-for-Profit organization that aims to support sustainable development and poverty reduction, reiterated the commitment of his colleagues to assisting vulnerable Nigerians experiencing economic hardship brought on by the pandemic.
Receiving the items on behalf of TDII, Dorothy Oleka, Team lead and Senior Technical Advisor and Hussaini Aliyu, Operations Manager, both applauded the contributions of TGI Group’s employees, expressed immense gratitude for the kind gesture and promised proper distribution of the food items to the most vulnerable persons in low-income communities across Kano state.
Distribution has now commenced and emphasis has been placed on reaching the most vulnerable, including people living with disabilities.
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.