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Saturday, 10 December 2016

FrieslandCampina WAMCO partners Aisha Buhari’s campaign to feed IDPs

Dairy giants FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria made a presentation of 5000 cartons of Peak Milk to children in camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through the ‘Get Involved’ campaign of Nigeria’s First Lady, Her Excellency, Mrs. Aisha Buhari on Monday December 5, 2016.
 

Shortly after the presentation, Mrs. Buhari posted a picture on Instagram as aishambuhari and captioned it as follows: “After a meeting with Mrs. Ore Famurewa, Corporate Affairs Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO and Mrs. Temitope Adeola, Public Affairs Manager – Special thanks to FrieslandCampina WAMCO for supporting the North East project through my #GetInvolved campaign with 5000 cartons of Peak Milk sachets.”

Famurewa, who made the presentation explained that it was aimed at improving the nutritional status of vulnerable children living in IDP camps in northeast Nigeria.

“In a recent report by UNICEF, an estimated 400,000 children under age five will suffer from severe acute malnutrition across northeast Nigeria this year alone. Our contribution is therefore is aimed at scaling up and reaching all children in dire need of good nutrition” Famurewa said.

The donation made through Mrs. Buhari’s ‘Get Involved’ campaign comes barely a year after the company made a historic contribution of 20,000 cartons of milk - worth over N100 million - to support nutrition intervention for Internally Displaced Persons in Adamawa State.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO has been in the forefront of reducing malnutrition in Nigeria. This was also demonstrated when the CEO, Royal FrieslandCampina, The Netherlands, presented dairy products and education materials to children in an IDP camp in Kuchingoro, Abuja, in August 2016.

Famurewa further said, “Being a corporate citizen and a partner in progress for sustainable development, FrieslandCampina WAMCO lauds the efforts of the wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, in the advocacy for health and nutrition for women, children and vulnerable persons in Nigeria.

“We stand with the First Lady’s Get Involved Initiative today in calling on government at all levels to prioritize issues regarding nutrition in their development agenda.”


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