One of the largest food companies in Africa, Nestlé Nigeria has donated food and beverages worth N32 million (thirty-two million naira) to support the COVID-19 palliative efforts in Kano State.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Nigeria, Mr Mauricio Alarcon made the announcement of the donations.A statement by the Company’s Corporate Communications, Mfonobong Etuk, said the Nestlé Regional Sales Manager, Kano, Akin Omole, made the donation of the items on behalf of the company in Kano. According to the statement, “the food and beverages donated by Nestlé will support individuals and families most impacted by the containment measures put in place by the state government to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Nestlé is also contributing masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep front-line health workers safe.The company is also donating medical equipment to hospitals in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Senegal. Additionally, in Burkina Faso, it will donate three ventilators, for use in intensive care units.
Efforts to reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus will be carried out in partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).