Mrs Oyeyimika Adeboye, Managing Director, Cadbury Nigeria, has said that the company donated Cocoa powder beverage and Bournvita to food banks created by several states in Nigeria to contain COVID-19 pandemic.
Adeboye made this known in a statement signed by Mr Frederick Mordi, the company Corporate Communications Officer, on Monday in Abuja.
According to the managing director, the benefiting states include, Lagos, Rivers, Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
She said that the company also donated other products such as face masks to the Palace of the Baale of Agidingbi, its host community, in Lagos State.
“As a stakeholder in the Nigerian economy, we are deeply concerned about the implications of COVID-19 and the disruptions it is causing to lives, livelihood and businesses.
“This is indeed challenging time for all of us and concerted efforts must be made to sustain the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria.
”We are supporting the fight by donating our nutritious cocoa beverage and Cadbury Bournvita to various states.
“We hope this will bring some relief to the vulnerable and needy in these communities.
” Cadbury Nigeria is currently implementing a signature corporate social responsibility known as the ‘nutrition and healthy lifestyle programme.
”It targets over 6,000 children in nine public primary schools within its host community in Lagos,’’ the Cadbury managing director said.
She added that the programme, managed by Helen Keller International (HKI), has three main thematic areas: nutrition education, physical activities and gardening skills.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Cadbury Nigeria Plc, a publicly quoted company, is the pioneer cocoa beverage manufacturer offering some of the most loved brands in the country.
It is a front-runner in beverages, confectionery and gum, Cadbury Nigeria’s quality products: BournVita, Hot Chocolate 3 in 1, TomTom, Buttermint, and Clorets are market leaders in their respective consumer segments. (NAN)