Nutricima Restates Commitment To MDGs

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Leading food and beverage firm, Nutricima Limited, has stressed its support for the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, as it affects food and nutrition in Nigeria.

Nutricima made the commitment recently when it hosted a debate for primary schools drawn from its operational bases in Ikorodu (factory) and Ilupeju (head office) in Lagos.

Head of Marketing, Mrs Wande Oluwasegunfunmi, said at the event featuring three finalists that the company is investing in plants as well as advocacy for milk consumption as part of the World Milk Day celebrations.

According to Mrs Oluwasegunfunmi, “At Nutricima, we are geared to align with the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations which relate to education, nutrition and sustenance of the environment to ensure health to mankind. As key partners, we are committed to achieving these goals with a wide range of products through our brands namely: Nunu, Coast, Olympic, Bliss and Yo!”

The head of marketing of the firm added, “Our vision is to provide high-quality, accessible products for the total well-being of our consumers; and it is in order to say that we are a leading organisation within the industry in Nigeria through our innovative offerings since commencement of operation in 2005. In addition, outside the Nigerian borders, we have also become key players in other African countries, such as Ghana and Kenya.”

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The Nutricima schools debate featured two schools from Ikorodu, Lara Narrow Way and Difas Private School as well as Little Saints Montessori School from Ilupeju. Debaters from Lara Narrow Way won, followed by Difas Private School in second place. They got first prize of N50,000, second prize of N30,000 and third prize of N20,000 respectively. Nutricima stated that the debates are meant to “foster the culture of reasoned discourse of issues” and instil that in the young ones.

However, impressed by the performances of the young debaters, chairman of Ikorodu North Local Council Development Authority, Adeola Jokomba, donated an extra N50, 000 to the winning school.

The Ikorodu North LCDA chairman expressed satisfaction with the corporate social responsibility activities of Nutricima Limited and its support for the council wherein it has its factory.

The schools debate was one in a series of activities Nutricima rolled out to mark the 2012 Children’s Day as well as the World Milk Day coming up on 1 June, 2012.

—Henry Ojelu