The Beer Sectoral Group (BSG) of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), has announced the creation of a N50 million fund to support victims of the widespread riots ignited by chaotic #EndSARS protests.
This was made known by the group which includes key producers in the Beer sector such as Nigerian Breweries Plc, Guinness Nigeria Plc, and International Breweries Plc in a public statement released via social media on Monday October 26.
“Over the past few days, we have all witnessed the sad events that have taken place in our beloved country Nigeria. What commenced as a peaceful movement was overrun and became marred by violence, resulting in loss of lives and property across our nation,” the statement reads.
“The Beer Sectoral Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria is committed to Nigeria, to the inclusivity and to the valuing of each other. We, therefore, denounce the violence that has erupted across our nation and we want to lend a hand to support those rendered vulnerable as a result of this critical social issue.
“To this end, we hereby announce the creation of N50 million fund to support the victims and families of those affected by this crisis. BSG will be working with partner agencies to administer this fund.
“We know that this does not bring back the lives that have been lost or undo the injustice many have suffered, but we believe it is a step towards healing our vibrant nation and reinforce our commitment to contribute to the dialogue and action which can support a better Nigeria for everyone.”
This is coming three days after Coca-Cola announced the donation of N20 million to cover the medical costs of victims of the #EndSARS protests in hospitals.
These are trying times for all of us. We are all hurting. Yet, through the pain and loss, we are one people. One Nigeria. Together we will heal. Together we will restore and together we will build a nation fit for all. Let us join as one in building A Better Naija. pic.twitter.com/oKTJpiLyao
— Guinness Nigeria (@GuinnessNGR) October 26, 2020
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