Nestle donating N32 million food items and beverages to Rivers Government

By Desmond Ejibas

Port Harcourt – Nestle Nigeria has donated food items and beverages worth about N32 million to support Rivers Government’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

The Managing Director of Nestle Nigeria, Mauricio Alarcon, disclosed this on Monday in a statement in Port Harcourt by the company’s Manager of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Victoria Uwadoka.

According to him, the contribution is part of the company’s pledge to donate cash and consumables worth N700 million to states to reduce hunger during the lockdown.

“The donation is in line with Nestle’s commitment to enhance quality of life as well as contribute to a healthier future.

“Nestle will continue to play its essential role of ensuring the uninterrupted availability of food and beverage products to Nigerians.

L-R: Nestlé Regional Sales Manager, Rivers State; Abe Olukayode, Secretary to the State Government, Rivers State; Dr Tammy Danagogo, Rivers Commissioner for Health; Prof. Chike Princewill, Nestlé Waters Regional Sales Manager; Theophilus Owanriebaye and Nestlé Branch Manager; Alli Rasaq during the donation of N32 million palliatives to Rivers Government in Port Harcourt

“The products are critical for the sustenance and well-being of millions of Nigerian families, who rely on the company to help feed their families every day,” he said.

Alarcon said the items were meant for individuals and families most impacted by the measures put in place by Rivers government to halt spread of the virus.

The Secretary to State Government (SSG), Dr Tammy Danagogo, received the items on behalf of the state government.

Danagogo thanked Nestle for becoming the first fast-moving consumer goods company to support the state government’s efforts on COVID-19.

“It is highly commendable that without any prompting, Nestle has proved to be very good corporate citizens by reaching out to support us in this very difficult times,” Danagogo said. (NAN)

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