Recognizing the health workers response towards fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, UAC Restaurants’ Mr Bigg’s and Debonairs Pizza, as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative, has donated Mr Bigg’s meals, Debonairs Pizza’s Snackie and facemasks to staff and patients of the Ikota Primary Health Care Centre, Lekki.
In the same vein, branded facemasks alongside pastry products were distributed to traders and shoppers at the Orisunmi Baare Olumegbon Market, Ajah to celebrate the first anniversary of the combo store located within Northwest filling station by Victoria Garden City, Lekki, Lagos.
While thanking the health care centre management and the market leaders for welcoming the brands, the UAC Restaurants’ marketing services manager, Mrs. Eustesia Ogunsusi, said the brand was excited to come to the centre and market to identify with them since this align with the principles of the organisation. “We have recognized the critical role you have played during this uncertain time and we are not unaware of the risk you face in protecting others, hence we have come here today to say ‘thank you’,” she said.
Speaking to the market leaders and shoppers at the Orisunmi Baare Olumegbon Market Ajah, Mrs. Ogunsusi reiterated the importance of wearing facemask and urged the traders and shoppers to adhere strictly to the government protocol by wearing facemasks at the public space as well as maintaining social and physical distancing.
She promised consumers that the brands - Mr Bigg’s and Debonairs Pizza - will continue to address the stakeholders’ concerns as well as give back to the society.
Responding to the visit, the officer-in-charge/assistant director of Nursing, Mrs. Cecilia Oluborode, said that it was pleasing to receive a corporate organization in her facility. “We are excited to have you and also identifying with us. Government cannot do it alone, therefore, we are grateful and appreciative,’ she added.
The Iya Oloja of the Orisunmi Baare Olumegbon Market, Ajah, Mrs. Maryam Lawal, thanked UAC Restaurants’ team for identifying with the market. She implored other stakeholders to emulate Mr Bigg’s & Debonairs Pizza by giving back to their customers and the people within their operating environment to enable them weather the hard occasioned by the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Meat Seller Association of Orisunmi Baare Olumegbon Market, Ajah, Mr. Sakiru Adekola, commended the brands for choosing the market to give back. “We are very grateful not for the foods alone but especially for the facemasks the company has donated to us. We will ensure our members wear them appropriately,” he added.