FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak Milk, Three Crowns Milk, Friso, among others has donated 5,000 cartons of peak milk to children trapped in Internally Displaced Persons camps (IDPs) through the ‘Get Involved’ Campaign set up by Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari.
Speaking at the presentation of the milk cartons to Mrs. Buhari, Corporate Affairs Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Ore Famurewa, explained that the donation was aimed at improving the nutritional status of vulnerable children living in the 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, aimed at scaling up and reaching all children in dire need of good nutrition,” she said.
Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs. Aisha Buhari (middle) receiving Corporate Affairs Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Mrs. Ore Famurewa (right) and Public Affairs Manager, Mrs. Temitope Adeola (left) in Aso Rock for the company’s support of her ‘Get Involved’ campaign with a donation of 5000 cartons of Peak Milk sachets for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeast Nigeria
Nearly a year ago, the company made a similar donation of 20,000 cartons of milk valued at over N100m, to support nutrition intervention for people in IDP camps in Adamawa State.
The Corporate Affairs Director commended the efforts of the wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, in her advocacy for health and nutrition for women, children and vulnerable persons in Nigeria.