Guinness Nigeria Plc in partnership with Muslim News, Nigeria’s most authoritative Islamic newspaper has concluded plans to distribute one thousand cases of its flagship non-alcoholic malt drink, Malta Guinness, to fasting Muslims in different locations in Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria
The collaboration, the first of its kind, is part of Guinness’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aimed at cushioning the economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown which has impacted adversely on economic and religious activities in the blessed month of Ramadan.
Muslim News publisher, Mallam Rasheed Abubakar expressed gratitude to Guinness Nigeria for the collaborative initiative with a thousand cases of its premium non-alcoholic Malt drink, adding that it will fuel the greatness of Nigerian Muslims as its slogan goes, during and after the Ramadan fast.
Abubakar, in a press release, said Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a period of intense religious and great charitable activities especially to the indigent and vulnerable fasting Muslim families.
According to him, “This year’s Ramadan is coming at a period the world is battling to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. As a reliable Muslim newspaper, we felt the need to do something different apart from our primary responsibility, which is the provision of fact-based Islamic news.
“First, we must stay together stronger as Nigerians irrespective of religious persuasions and stand collectively by following all the health and precautionary guidelines to bring an end to this pandemic. Then, there is the need to provide palliatives for indigent persons, particularly fasting Muslims, more importantly, as Ramadan itself is a period of giving.
“Any time we publish activities of Islamic NGOs giving out money, food or other relief packages, we receive countless requests for support from indigent persons – Muslims and non-Muslims. So, most times we refer them to these Foundations since we are a News organisation and not an NGO.
“Luckily for us, the Guinness Nigeria Plc Team reached out to us. They decided to give us 1000 cases of Malta Guinness for distribution to fasting Muslims. Interestingly, the company has embarked on distribution of her non-alcoholic drink to support the palliative measures being undertaken by some states. We’re very grateful to them for this kind gesture. Alhamdulillah
“Let me also use this opportunity to correct some erroneous impression, Malta Guinness doesn’t contain alcohol and it’s therefore halal for Muslims’ consumption,” the publisher said.
Abubakar also called on other national and International organisations to partner and support Muslim News, a publication of Rawshield PR Media Company,
“This gesture, we believe will open doors to more opportunities for us to be able to do more for the Muslim community. We therefore use this medium to seek for partnership and support from other major Nigerian Organisations and corporate bodies in order to expand the reach out to Muslim faithful during and after the holy month observed under lockdown,” he added.
Details of the distribution arrangements will be published on our website www.muslimnews.com.ng as well as on all our social media handles on Friday, May 8, 2020.
Founded in September 2018, Muslim News is a mouthpiece for underreported Muslim achievers and events in Nigeria and across the world, which were hitherto not given prominence in the mainstream media.
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