To celebrate 150 years of what Nestle Nigeria described as “good nutrition,” the company on Friday organised a factory tour with key stakeholders.
According to the Country Manager of the company, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon, that the tour was an opportunity to discuss how Nestles’ commitment to creating shared values met some of the main societal nutrition and health needs of Nigerians.
Alarcon who spoke in Lagos expressed the desire and readiness of the company to continue to collaborate with relevant government departments and other partners in addressing and identifying baselines to improve nutrition indicators for Nigeria.
The Country Manager said the company would mark the creation of Farine lactée (Cerelac) which saved the life of an infant as part of the 150 years celebration.
He added that “Nestle has been in Nigeria for more than 50 years. The company invested in three production sites in Agbara, Flowergate and recently in Abaji.
“Nestle supports local sourcing of raw materials and investments in rural communities.
“The company employs more than 2,300 people.”
Dignitaries at the tour included wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, who represented the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari.
Others were the Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye and the state’s Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Bimbo Ashiru.