DAILY FILE – Some Indigenes under the umbrella of Arewa Youth Movement for Good Governance, (AYMGG) have called on the State government to immediately set up an probe panel against the toxic odour emitted in the air by the Nigerian Breweries, Kaduna.
The Movement said that the activities of Nigerian Breweries along the plant location in Makera, Kakuri has been endangering the lives of residents within the neighborhood.
The group expressed dissatisfaction over the air pollution emanating from the company’s production process in a Press statement, yesterday.
The statement which was signed by the Chairman of the group,
Mallam Ahmodu Ibrahim and issued to Journalists in Kaduna explained that the host communities have suffered neglect from the company.
In petition to the government of Kaduna state, the group said they can no longer fold their hands and allow innocent people to die of pollution.
According to the statement, “Since December 2018, the residents of Makera area have being exposed to toxic odour, several complain have being made, but to no avail “Pursuant to the above we have written a petition to the Kaduna State House of Assembly and they have vowed to take serious steps to save the precious lives of Kaduna People.
“As if that is not enough, the Nigerian Breweries plc in Kaduna State under the management of Mr. Abbey Ajayi introduce tribalism in the company, making it difficult for Kaduna indigenes to get even industrial trainee from the company, not to talk of NYSC, jobs and contracts. However 80 percent of Breweries personnel are South Westerners”
“We challenge NB Plc to a debate in NUJ Kaduna on staff employed, why they don’t take Kaduna IT students and to furnish the Council with a list of their contractors.
“We therefore call on Kaduna State Government, the Kaduna State Assembly and all well meaning Nigerians to rise and save Kaduna people”.
Besides, the group also demanded that Kaduna Indigenes must be respected and valued by company.
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