Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has donated six (6) Mitsubishi L200 pickup Patrol vehicles to the Nigerian Police and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), as part of its effort to creating a safer and better community. The vehicles were presented to the Commissioner of Police and the Sector Commander of the FRSC at the Intafact Beverages facility in Onitsha, Anambra state.
During the handover ceremony which took place at its Onitsha office, the Managing Director of AB InBev in Nigeria and Ghana Mr. Andries du Plessis noted that the donation of vehicles was in keeping with AB inBev’s commitment to creating a better world.
Mr Garba Umar, the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State while receiving the vehicles thanked AB InBev for its kind gestures as for recognizing that keeping the communities safe is a collaborative effort between the Government, citizens and organisations just like AB InBev has displayed especially in the wake of the unfortunate incident that took place last Sunday. He also noted that these vehicles would go a long way in ensuring that the communities are safe especially as Anambra gubernatorial election approaches. Umar further noted that funding has always been a major setback and enjoins the private sector to partner with the government so as to have a safe community.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, Mr Sunday Ajayi said that the donation of vehicles to its command will help his men in carrying out their duties such as preventing and minimizing accidents on the highway especially as the ‘ember’ months approaches.
On his part, Otunba Michael Daramola, the Legal and Corporate Affairs Director for AB InBev Nigeria and Ghana said that as a responsible organization AB InBev shall continually strive to create a better world in line with its corporate belief. Speaking further, he noted that their Better world policy is hinged on a growing world, a cleaner world and a healthier world. “This principle has guided us as a company in deciding how to be an active participant in our immediate community as this policy has seen us meaningfully engage the young people so they would be stay out of crime while growing the economy”.
The Mitsubishi L200 pickup Patrol vehicles are powered by Mitsubishi’s 4N15 turbocharged and intercooled diesel engines. The newly developed diesel engine features greatly improved fuel consumption due to a low compression ratio that raises combustion efficiency. Because of its rain sensor, these vehicles detect moisture on the windscreen and activate the wipers automatically.