By Anderson Hart

ALCON Nigeria Limited, an Engineering, Procurement, Commissioning, Installation and contracting company based in Port Harcourt on December 13th 2013 organized her end of year dinner and award party. The event which was put together to honour and appreciate her clients, contractors, host communities, management and member of staff for their sterling contributions in the year under review, was also an avenue to reach out to the orphanage and had in attendance notable personalities including the Amanyanabo of Ancient Grand Bonny Kingdom, His Majesty King Edward Asimini William Dappa Pepple, the Vice Consulate General of the Italian Embassy, Mr. Franco Facimi among others.

Colour, pomp and pageantry are just few words that can readily describe the ambiance inside the Atlantic hall of Hotel Presidential, venue of the event as management, staff and friends of the company unite to dine and wine.

In his remark the Managing Director of ALCON Nigeria Limited, Mr. Stefano Piotti applauded the people of the state and the government for providing the company with a peaceful and conducive socio-economic environment that enabled the companies activities and business to thrive. He said with such co-operations, the strengths and opportunities of the organization will continue to soar a benefit a large section of the of the people.

Mr. Piotti also commended the event managers, Wave Event Global Ltd and Blessed Homes for putting together a phenomenal and truly classy event.

The End of year event also witnessed donation of one million naira on behalf of the organization to Life Time Caring Foundation, an orphanage home located in Woji, Port Harcourt. He said the donation to charity was part of ALCON's corporate social responsibility policy and a way to reach out to the needy and under privilege in the society in the spirit of the season.

The Amanyanabo of Bonny, His Majesty King Edward Pepple commended the company for what they have been doing but however stressed the need to do more especially in the host communities. He urged other companies to emulate the example of ALCON and help alleviate the problem of unemployment in the state

Highlight of the event was key recognitions and award of plaques to some members of staff who stood out in their areas of work.