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Why We Spent N368m On Road Construction – Swisstrade



The chairman, chief executive officer of Swisstrade Securities Nigeria Limited, Dr Mike Ezeaju, has revealed how the company spent N368million to construct a 3.7 kilometers high quality road in Anambra State as part of its cooperate social responsibility.

Ezeaju, who heads the leading manufacturer of armoured security doors, noted that his company’s decision to engage in a lot of corporate social responsibility “is borne by its innate desire to impact meaningfully to the growth of the Nigerian economy and enhance the wellbeing of its citizens.”

He stated this yesterday in an interview with select newsmen in Lagos.
Citing example of some of the projects the company executed for the good of Nigeria, the Swisstrade boss said that “in Anambra, Awgbu town, for example, we constructed 3.7 kilometers of nylon-tarred, high quality road at the cost of three hundred and sixty eight million naira (N368,000,000). In the same state also, we constructed ultra-modern, very large school buildings, and have thus far awarded scholarships to 63 students, males and females. In Lagos also, we are collaborating with the local police to refurbish a divisional office and fix many of their operational vehicles.”

Answering a question on the relevance of spending so much amount of money on a stretch of road, Ezeaju said, “the roads were so bad that market women and men fall short of bringing their products to market for sale.
“All the farmers find it difficult to bring their produce to market for sale. By fixing the road, the economy of the benefitting localities, the state and by extension that of Nigeria are being lifted.

Regarding Swisstrade’s overall impact on the economy of Nigeria, the chairman noted that their main positive impact “is on the labour industry and the environment.”

He continued, “We promote cleanliness and total friendliness of environment. We employ hundreds of staff and all our staff are tax-abiding, just like the company we run. Unlike others, we do not regard Nigeria as a dumping ground by bringing in sub-standard products. Swisstrade is the world’s number one armoured Steel Security door company with an eye on quality.

“Our giant leap to the top in armoured steel door manufacturing became an immediate success with great satisfaction from the public and consumers alike, who having studied the foundational and operational principle of the company, vouched for its ability to assess the needs of the market and its capacity to produce doors of the highest quality in accordance with international standards.”