By Ajibola Abayomi,
June 11, 2018.
A total of 41, 600 farmers had been engaged by Nestle Nigeria plc for its production chain.
This is as the food and nutrition company reiterated its commitment towards providing quality food with sound nutrients for Nigerians as it has consistently been doing in the last 57 years of its existence in Nigeria.
In the same vein, the company also threw its weight behind the agric initiative of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State council.
The council recently secured a hectares of land meant for farming in Ogun State.
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager of Nestle, Mrs Victoria Uwadoka gave the assurances on behalf of the company while addressing a pool of journalists at the congress of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos Chapter on Saturday.
She said the company was constantly researching new production concepts to maintain its quality food over the years.
Nwadoka said Nestle was committed to nutrition education, healthier future and enhancing of quality life through provision of good food.
According to her, the company had formed “synergies with 41,600 farmers supplying all our ingredients for our products locally with 100 distributors and thousands of retailers.”
Mrs Uwadoka explained that through the synergy a lot of capacity programmes had been organized for farmers that had produced several life changing stories for homes and families pledging that the company was willing to do more.
Chairman of Lagos NUJ, Dr Qasim Akinreti however praised Nestle for agreeing to sponsor the annual award for journalists tagged Nestle/NUJ award as part of the DAME annual award programme.
He said, “the commitment shown by the Nestel towards elevating journalism in Nigeria is worth commending. This is a major boost for all the NUJ members and we thank the company for that.”