The president of the Osun state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Elisha Ogundiya, has commended Dana Group and other well meaning Nigerians for coming to the aid of Osun workers.
The CAN president made the commendation following the gesture of goodwill by Dana Group of companies in donating some bags of rice, drugs and portable water to support civil servants in the state even as they expect the payment of accumulated salaries.
“We are happy that Dana Group just like other individuals and corporate organizations responded swiftly to our call in our time of distress. The gesture is indeed a clear indication that Nigerians feel the plight of the Osun workers and further reinforces our unity as a nation and our collective resolve to always render a hand of fellowship to one another”, said Reverend Ogundiya.
While assuring that CAN will work closely with the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to ensure that all items are distributed in an equitable manner, the cleric called on the government at all tiers to come together to quickly resolve the issues that have overburdened the workers.
It will be recalled that Rev. Ogundiya had recently called on corporate bodies and other well meaning Nigerians to rally round to offer succor to the civil servants.
Dana Group has consistently acted responsibly to support communities in distress. In 2014, Dana Group donated drugs to support victims of the Kano bomb blast while at some other time, it had partnered the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to support flood victims across the federation. The company also continues to impact and touch lives through the Sri Sai Vandana Foundation, a dedicated arm of the business which offers succor to the less privileged in the society.