In a bid to complement the efforts of the Nigerian government in the fight against the spread of the deadly Covid-19, Unilever Nigeria has commenced the donation of food and hygiene products from its numerous brands: Lipton, Knorr, Lifebuoy, Pears, Vaseline, Closeup, Royco, Glen Tea, OMO, Sunlight soaps, and Pepsodent.

The company’s Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business, Ghana and Nigeria, Mrs Soromidayo George, commended the efforts of the Federal government in leading the fight against Covid-19. She also commended the government’s demonstration of its capability to curb the spread of the virus by putting in place the right infrastructures for those infected with the virus to get access to treatment.

George also said, ‘As a purpose-driven organisation, we understand the need for proper hygiene during a crisis of this nature. We are also aware that the restriction of movement has affected the livelihood of many, that’s why we are sending food and hygiene products worth [₦]200 million to Nigerians who need them’.

She continued further, ‘So far, we‘ve been able to achieve this by partnering with the Ministries of Health in Ogun and Lagos and we are rolling out to other states in Nigeria, as well as partnering with several non-profit organisations, who have direct reach to the most vulnerable people within different communities in Nigeria. It is heartwarming to see the impact of donations being felt across the country, in the places where they matter the most’.

Source: Daily Trust

Photo source: Ingmar Zahorsky

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