Guinness Nigeria recently donated the sum of N5million to the Guinness Eye Centre established at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.
While speaking at the ceremony, Sesan Sobowale, Corporate Relations Director, Guinness Nigeria said the donation is in keeping with the company’s commitment to supporting the Guinness Eye Centres in sustenance of its original vision.
He said “Our relationship with the hospital is a long one. It is worthy to note that many years after the establishment of the LUTH Guinness Eye centre, it has continued to receive commendations from different parts of the world.
“At Guinness, our vision has always been to make a positive difference in society. We believe passionately that when we help Nigerians preserve their sight, we not only deliver quality eye care but we also contribute to the socio-economic development of Nigeria.”
Professor Christopher Bode, Chief Medical Director of LUTH, also added that “The gem that was sown many years ago has grown into a mighty oak that has trained over 100 specialist doctors, many medical students and other sundry healthcare workers. This eye centre is a living testimony to the values that Guinness espouses as a strong Nigerian brand.
“They have stayed this course with us over the years and I can boldly say that Guinness has a veritable legacy in LUTH. I would like to encourage other corporate bodies to follow this marker which Guinness has laid, and adopt various departments in our hospital.”
The first Guinness Eye Hospital was built and commissioned in Kaduna in 1962, before the official opening of the company’s first brewery in Ikeja, Lagos.