Guinness Nigeria Plc in line with its commitment towards promoting specialist eye care in the country , recently made a N5 million donation to the Guinness Eye Centre at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.
Mr. Sesan Sobowale, the Corporate Relations Director, Guinness Nigeria, while speaking during a courtesy visit to the hospital said the gesture was in keeping with the company’s commitment to support the Guinness Eye Centres in sustenance of its original vision and to enhance their capacity to continue to deliver excellent eye care to patients.
In a statement, Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Prof Chris Bode, said the company had been consistently involved in the management of its eye centres for over 50 years.
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 – Chief Bode said.
The first Guinness Eye Hospital was built and commissioned in Kaduna in 1962, while the Centre at Onitsha, was established in 1984 operating under the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital. Guinness eye hospitals provide ophthalmic services in Nigeria and beyond, and also facilitate the training of medical students, resident doctors, nurses and community health officers.