BY GRACE ANYANWU, ABUJA – Julius Berger Nigeria Plc last weekend was bestowed with the ‘Corporate PR Ambassador of the Year 2019’ Award by the chartered regulator of public relations practice in Nigeria, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
At a well-attended event held in Lagos Sheraton Hotel, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, (NIPR), described Julius Berger Nigeria as a leading construction company offering integrated solutions and related services specialising in executing complex works that require the highest level of technical expertise and Nigeria-specific knowhow.
In the citation to justify the company’s qualification for the prestigious award, the President and Chairman of Council of the NIPR, Malam Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo, said: “…since its pioneering project in 1965, Julius Berger has played a pivotal role in the development of Nigeria’s industrial and civil infrastructure.
“The company utilises state-of-the-art construction methods and technologies to ensure that quality and innovation are prioritised for the benefit of clients. Just as Julius Berger has never failed to deliver its projects with remarkable success in the country, so has the company also been in total compliance with the highest expected standards and ethics for the advancement of the practice of public relations in line with the NIPR Act.
“It is worthy of note that this is the second time that this coveted award is being bestowed by the NIPR on this truly worthy company and great patriotic corporate citizen, because of its unwavering compliance with excellence and best practice in its operations,” he enthused.
The NIPR President noted that Julius Berger Nigeria’s core competence covers all project phases, including planning, design, engineering, construction, maintenance and operation for infrastructure, industry and building projects, adding that, “Julius Berger’s business is supported by vertically integrated operations which augment efficiency and timely project execution.”
The NIPR noted that subsidiaries and additional facilities make it possible to realise multifaceted construction projects at the highest level of performance.
The Institute said that alongside the certification of the International Standards Organisation (IOS), Julius Berger won the Award in recognition of its outstanding contributions to the growth and development of the NIPR.
Speaking while presenting the Award to Julius Berger, that was represented by the Company Secretary, Barr. Mrs Cecilia Madueke and Head, Media Relations, Prince Moses Duku, the Institute’s President, Mallam Sirajo said: “Julius Berger has been a consistent supporter and implementer of the spirit and letter of the objectives and mandate of the NIPR. Their support for the work of the NIPR has been overwhelming. We appreciate them.”
Other organisations such as the Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigerian Communications Commission, the NLNG, Nigerian Breweries, Nigerian Bottling Company (Coca Cola) and some personalities alongside staff of the NIPR also bagged diverse awards at the event tagged “2019 Annual Presidential Dinner and Awards.”