Nestlé Nigeria has reinstated it’s determination to the provision of nutrition based food in Nigeria.
The firm organised a factory tour with key stakeholders to celebrate 150 years of nutrition, marked by the creation of Farine lactée (Cerelac) which saved the life of an infant.
The Country Manager of Nestlé Nigeria, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon who welcomed his guests at Agbara factory through Dr. Rizwan, expressed the desire and readiness of Nestlé to continue to collaborate with the relevant government department and other partners.
He said Nestlé considers collaboration in addressing some of the areas identified as baselines and is working on Nutrition Solutions to improve Nutrition Indicators for Nigeria.
The visit was organised at the Agbara factory where the company manufactures local products such as Cerelac.
The highpoint of the visit was a facility tour of both the Infant Cereal and Maggi processing plants.
It was attended by some key stakeholders; it was an opportunity to discuss how Nestlé’s commitment to Creating Shared Value meets some of the main societal nutrition and health needs of people in Nigeria.
Amongst the guests were wife of Ogun Governor, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, who was representing the wife of the President of Nigeria, Hajia. Aisha Buhari, Alh. Mohammed Orire who represented the Federal Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole. Others were the Ogun state Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye.and the State Commissioner of Trade and Investments, Otunba Bimbo Ashiru.
Some of the topics of discussions covered areas like the Health Indicators of under-fives in Nigeria as well as Nestlé’s efforts to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in under-fives in Nigeria.
“As Nestlé continues to strive to distribute nutritional products across the globe, I look forward to us collaborating through my Future Assured programmes” said Mrs Buhari.
Nestlé has been present in Nigeria for more than 50 years. The company has invested in 3 production sites in Agbara, Flowergate and recently in Abaji supporting the local sourcing of raw materials and the investments in rural communities.
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