While welcoming Guests at the compa¬ny’s Agbara factory, during a fac¬tory tour with key stakeholders as part of activities to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Nestlé delivering good nutrition globally, Nestle Nigeria has said it will continue to provide Nigerians with quality and nutritious foods in line with its commitment to the general well-being of Nigerians. The Country Manager of Nestlé, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon has expressed the desire and readi¬ness to continue to collabo¬rate with the relevant government department and other partners in addressing malnutrition in Nige¬ria. He said that as a good corporate citizen, Nestle in its over 50 years’ operation in Nigeria has contin¬ued to work with the community to improve their socio-economic life. He explained how the highpoint of the visit was a facility tour of both the Infant Cereal and Maggi processing plants. The visit was organized at the factory where the company man¬ufactures local products such as Cerelac and Maggi seasoning cubes.
Alarcon used the oppor¬tunity to inform his guests how Nestlé’s commitment to Creating Shared Value (CSV) meets some of the main societal nutrition and health needs of people in Nigeria. Amongst the guests present were wife of Ogun Governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, who represented the wife of Presi¬dent Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha as well as the Lagos State Com¬missioner for Health, Dr Baba¬tunde Ipaye. Mrs. Amosun in her speech acknowledged the contributions of Nestle Nigeria to the nutrition¬al wellbeing of Nigerians. She said: “As Nestlé contin¬ues to strive to distribute nutri¬tional products across the globe, I look forward to us collaborat¬ing through my Future Assured programmes so that together, we can rescue our little ones from the scourge of malnutrition.” Nestlé has been present in Ni¬geria for more than 50 years. The company has invested in three production sites in Agbara, Flow¬ergate and recently in Abaji, sup¬porting the local sourcing of raw materials and the investments in rural communities. Nestlé Nige¬ria Plc employs over 2,300 people.
Nestlé, a Swiss transnational food and drink company head¬quartered in Vevey, Vaud, Swit-zerland, has its origins date back to 1866, when two separate Swiss enterprises were founded that would later form the core of Nestlé. In September 1866 in Vevey, Henri Nestlé developed milk-based baby food called Fa¬rine Lactée, and soon began mar¬keting it.