FC WAMCO to partner Benue State on School Feeding Programme

FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak milk, Three Crowns milk and Frisco milk, among others is seeking to partner with the Benue State government on a Federal Government endorsed School Feeding Programme.

The company paid a courtesy visit to the Benue State Government where they met with the Senior Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor on Social Investment, Terhide Utaan, who assured the representatives of the company of a mutual partnership for sustained School Feeding Programme in the state.

Utaan gave his assurances in his Makurdi office when the company, led by its Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Gbenga George and Public Relations Manager, Adeola Temitope visited to present the proposal for the planned School Feeding Programme in the state.

Utaan expressed his appreciation to the company on behalf of Governor Samule Ortom, for WAMCO’s efforts in nourishing Nigerians with quality dairy nutrition, adding that the state government would examine the proposal to reach an agreement for better nourishment of school children.

The Governor’s Special Assistant on Social Investment also called on the company to incorporate Vitamin A in its dairy product for the overall growth and wellbeing of Nigerian children.

Speaking on the company’s plan to nourish Nigerian children with quality dairy nutrition, George said that FrieslandCampina WAMCO is following through on the Federal Government’s ambition to nourish school children in the country, adding that the company began supplying milk to Nigerian schools in 2003; first in Lagos, then Osun State; and has now expanded the programme to northern states.

George said that the company aims at ensuring that the average Nigerian child is well nourished and to complement the Federal Government’s effort at improving the performance of students and targets children aged five to 11 in public and private schools.

Temitope, on his part gave a quick history of the company, which began in 1861, in partnership with Friesland Netherlands. The company came into Nigeria in 1954; was incorporated in 1973 and is the first company in Nigeria to obtain the International Standard Organization (ISO) Certification in (1997). The company changed its name to FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc in 2005.

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