DELTA: Stallion Group To Upgrade DSC School, Hospital With N120m

Mr Avant Badjatya, CEO of Stallion Group (centre) in a group photograph with company staff and Journalists after the visit

*To Purchase Ambulances, X-ray machines, Others To Premium Hospital

By Ovie Okpare

An international business group, Stallion Group has donated N120 million for the upgrade of the famous DSC Technical High School and DSC Hospital now owned and operated by Premium Steel and Mines Limited (PSML) at Ovwian-Aladja in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.

The Chief Executive Officer of Stallion Group, Mr. Anant Badjatya, announced the donation on Thursday when he led other top management team of the charity arm of the firm, Stallion Empowerment Initiative to the school and hospital.

Badjatya said the donation will be use for the upgrade of the infrastructures and other facilities urgently needed both at the school and hospitals.

While undertaking the tour of the company including the DSC Technical High School and the Premium Hospital, he noted that the school to have been birthed in the country, saying that nothing had changed with the school reputation.

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Badjatya, who expressed satisfaction with the academic performance of the school, commended the staff and students for their excellent conduct during the visit.

According to him, ‘’The Schools and Hospital are doing incredibly well and all we want to do is to intervene in areas of need so as to boost the infrastructural demands of the facilities.”

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On the donation to the Premium Hospital, the Stallion Group’s team said it will purchase ambulances, X-ray machines, Laboratory, Ultra-sound machines and other critical equipment required for excellent discharge of services in the health facility to staff and residents of the area.

 Badjatya posited that the pharmacy and other sectors of the hospital would receive critical attention from the fund, which he said was the first phase of fund to be released for infrastructure development in the company none-core sector.

The Stallion Group CEO, accompanied by other members of the Stallion Empowerment Initiative including Ms. Arpita Roy Luthra and Mr. John Iyalla commended the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) PSML Mr Prasanta Mishra for resuscitating the steel plant.

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He added that the rolling mill was fully operational and the company is in advanced stages for the next phase of investment to restart the SMS which would start producing billets locally once it comes on-stream.

 He disclosed further that the company was investing over 200m dollars in resuscitating Premium Steel and Mines Limited so as to restore the old glory of the former Delta Steel Company.

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It called on the host communities to continue supporting PSML, as the company is determined to break-even to change the narrative towards a more productive steel development in Nigeria.

“Thousands of unemployed youths would be mopped up from the labour market once the resuscitation programme is completed”, Mr Badjatya added.

Principal of DSC Technical High School, Mr. J.E Sido and Chief Medical Director Dr Olusegun Joshua of Premium Steel and Mines Hospital in their remarks thanked the Stallion Empowerment Initiative team for the visit and the generous donation.

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