PHARMATEX boss boosts war against indiscipline with Hilux vehicles FeaturedWritten by LEDUM PRINCE
The Federal Government’s war against indiscipline among Nigerians has received a corporate boost. Pharmatex Industries set the pace recently when it donated a vehicle to the national moral war.
Executive Director, Pharmatex Industries, Chief Joseph Uzoma Ebowusim, made the donation of the Hilux van to the War Against Indiscipline Brigade, WAI-Brigade, as an operational vehicle to fight crime in the society.
Ebowusim, who is also the State patron of the Lagos command, made the donation as Pharmatex Industries marked its 25th anniversary.
Recalling the company’s beginning, Ebowusim expressed gratitude to God for the successes of Pharmatex.
“I started my business 25years ago, and I thank God for today. It’s an international company. We produce drugs and distribute not just within Nigeria but to other African countries. Thank God today we are moving on. I joined WAI Brigade in Owerri my state capital where I was later made a patron. In Lagos, I was also made a patron. Today, being a patron of this Brigade, I felt it will be necessary to present a gift of an Hilux van as an operational vehicle to the Brigade because what moves me so much in life is discipline. With this, easy movements to areas where crimes will be fought won’t be a problem.
“I’ve always loved discipline. For me, a vehicle with good tyres such as Hilux is what I desire as a reward for the Brigade’s efforts and as a way to encourage them in the fight against discipline. I encourage Nigerians to behave disciplined, just as I encourage businessmen in the society to look towards the direction of donating to those who fight crimes and embrace discipline.
“Even with the existence of military and para-military bodies in Nigeria, I still believe in the ability of WAI Brigade to curb crime in the society because they are not corrupt. They are very disciplined. It is a voluntary organization, yet members are very committed. I think that if every Nigerian acts disciplined, we will go places in this country. WAI has the power to ensure discipline in the society.
Receiving the gift on behalf of the Brigade, the Lagos State Commander, WAI Brigade Nigeria, Senior Comrade Gabriel Adeoye, appreciated the donor. His words: “I’m so grateful to our patron to have thought it wise to make this donation. We gather here for the official presentation of our operational vehicle donated as a gesture extended to the WAI Brigade Lagos State Command by our honourable patron, Dr. Joseph Uzoma Ebowusim. We thank him and others who have been of assistance to this command for their magnanimous efforts and intercessory strives.”
Doubling as the South-West Zonal Commander, Adeoye promised that the vehicle would be put to good use. “I hope to put this Hilux van received today into good use under my leadership. It’s going to be used soley for operations, the purpose for which it was given. We will remain grateful to Pharmatex Industries for this gift. Under my watch, the vehicle will facilitate quick response to scenes of crime, emergency and also deter, prevent and suppress the activities of vandals, hoodlums and organized crime in our society. The operational vehicle we received today is the third (3rd) vehicle we’ve received, and we see this as remarkable”.
“We look forward to seeing more Nigerians who appreciate what we are doing. It is a clarion call to philanthropists and well-meaning Nigerians to come to our aid by contributing their quota to ensure the effectiveness in the discharge of our duties thereby combating indiscipline which is the bane of corruption and all corrupt practices eating deep like cankerworm into the fibre of our national life. I believe Nigeria will be a better place if can be disciplined. Corruption is the baby of indiscipline, just as indiscipline is the father of corruption. As we lay our bed as a country, so we will lie on it”.
Deputy National Commander, WAI Brigade Nigeria, Alhaji Jimoh Yakubu; Managing Director Pharmatex Industries, Chief Christopher Nebe; The Donor & Executive Director, Pharmatex Industries, Chief Joseph Ebowusim presenting the vehicle document to the WAI Brigade Lagos State Commander, Senior Comrade Gabriel Adeoye, at the official presentation of an operational vehicle to WAI Brigade by the State Patron, in Lagos recently.