Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited has donated foods, clothes, provisions, and other gift items to two Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Abuja.
The donations, which were part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, were received by the less privileged at the Area 1 and New Kunchingoro IDP camps respectively in Nigeria’s capital city.
Other welfare resources donated include solar lanterns, sanitary pads, clothes, and food stuffs (bags of rice, noodles, biscuits) among others.
According to the leading global ICT company, the donations were aimed at ensuring that those at the camps experience better quality of living especially during this season of festivities.
The Vice Chairman of New Kunchingoro IDP Camp, Alhaji Usman Adamu, and the Women Coordinator, Auntie Hanatu, both acknowledged that they had never received such huge quantity of donations since the inception of the camp in 2014.
“Everybody is happy as you can see on the faces of the women, children, young men and elderly men. We still cannot believe a global company like Huawei, known all over the world will remember a small IDP camp like this somewhere in the North Central of Nigeria. We are truly grateful,” said Alhaji Adamu.
In his goodwill message at the camps, Mr. Kelvin Yangyang, the Deputy Managing Director Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, said: “It is a great delight to be with you today to share in this season of love.
“Huawei believes in the quality of life of every Nigerian, young or old, male or female and this is another opportunity for us to give back to the Nigerian society which we undertake with joy and gratitude.We know as long as there is life, there is hope. There is always a light at the end of every tunnel.”
He added: “Huawei has been operating in Nigeria for 20 years and we can say that Nigeria is a great country filled with many potentials.
“We love the Nigerian people and we are happy to always give back through Corporate Social Responsibility programs such as this.”
Also representing the chairman of the Area 1 IDP camp, Mr. Umar Ali, the Camp Provost, lauded Huawei for the kind gesture, saying “We say big thank you to Huawei Technologies for all these.”
Also speaking, the Women Coordinator of Area 1 IDP camp, Mrs Liatu Ayuba, who led the women in songs to thank the company, also led prayers for the company.
“Asides donating charity items, Huawei in Nigeria is privileged to have contributed to the growth of ICT in Nigeria through skills and knowledge transfer initiatives, capacity building programs, partnerships with other private and public organization,” Mr. Yangyang said while speaking about other initiatives of the company.