Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Asu Okang blast Business operators in C'ruver state for poor CSR says Flour Mill Plc has the worst CSR

The commissioner for Youth and Sport Development in Cross River state has said Niger Mills Ltd (Flour Mills) has the worst Corporate Social Responsibility to Cross River state youths and Cross Riverians in general.

The number one youth in the state made this known during a meeting with the management of Niger Mills Ltd (Flour Mills) in his office. The commissioner who expressed clear disappointment at the attitude of Cooperate Business Operators in the State towards their Cooperate Social Responsibility to the youths in particular and the people of the Cross River State in general said "Flour Mills is the worst company in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility to the State."

Comrade Okang went ahead to inform that Cross River state is blessed with Youths who are professionals in different fields of endeavour and are poised to make a difference in their various fields.

He further inquired from the management of Flour Mills to clearly state how many Cross River Youths supply raw materials to the Company? How many Cross Riverians are distributors of their end products? And how many Cross River Youths are involved in general supplies in the entire supply chain of the Company? 

He expressed disappointment and dissatisfaction at the level of involvement of Young persons in the Company. Pressing further Comrade Asu Okang demanded for: 

1. The engagement of Cross River Youths in the supply chain of Flour Mills

2. Staff enrollment both at the Management and junior cadre in keeping to the Nigeria Labour Congress and Local Content Laws which provides that the Junior cadre (levels 1-6) should be for indigenes

3. Considerate level of engagement of young Cross Riverians in the Cooperate Social Responsibility of the Company;

4. The company must be an active participant/supporter of the Cross River state Multi-sectoral Programmes through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, aimed at reaching over fifteen thousand (15,000) young persons across the State.

Responding, the Management of Flour Mills explained that the Company is currently taking Fourteen Youths through skills acquisition; capacity building and training of students of Department of Cereal Crops, University of Calabar; and the Maintenance of drainages around Ekorinim in 2015. 

They however promised to look into the demands made by he Commissioner