The Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, has launched its Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, to cater for the needs of its immediate community.
Alex A. Okoh, the director general of the BPE, unveiled the policy through Hassan Ibrahim Nurain, his technical adviser, Strategy, at the Dinner/Award Night in Abuja recently in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of reform, commercialisation and privatisation in Nigeria.
He said the Bureau would commence the policy with education support for indigent school children in a less privileged neighbourhood in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as follows:
- School packs (backpacks, books/writing materials, water bottle) for 100 primary school pupils;
- Donation of 50 sets (desk/chair) of school furniture to a local primary school in the FCT; and
- Scholarships to 30 students for their entire secondary school education (i.e., JS1-SS3)
The DG said the education support to children in need in local communities which commences next academic session is in fulfillment of the social responsibilities aspect of the Bureau’s approved CSR policy.