NIGERIA – Cadbury Nigeria, subsidiary of snack and confectionery firm, Mondelez International has donated its cocoa powder beverage brand, Bournvita, to food banks created by states to ease the effects of the coronavirus on the citizens.
A statement from the company added that it donated face masks among other products to its host community at Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.
It stated that the beneficiary states include Lagos, Rivers, Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo, Plateau and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The Managing Director of Cadbury Nigeria, Mrs Oyeyimika Adeboye, noted that the company was concerned with the disruptions the virus had caused in the economy and businesses.
“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. These are indeed challenging times for all of us and concerted efforts must be made to sustain the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria,” Adeboye said.
“We are supporting the fight by donating our nutritious cocoa beverage, Cadbury Bournvita, to various states. We hope this will bring some relief to the vulnerable and needy in these communities,” she added.
Cadbury Nigeria said it is currently implementing a Corporate Social Responsibility activity known as the ‘nutrition and healthy lifestyle programme,’ which is targeting over 6,000 children in nine public primary schools within its host community in Lagos State.
It’s parent company Mondelez International recently appointed Nigel Parsons as the president of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) operations, a newly created leadership role that will strengthen focus in the region.
Parsons will be directly supported by Alisdair Sinclair as managing director, South Africa who prior to the appointment was the CEO of Vamara Group, a Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (“FMCG”) company in Africa.
The appointment of Nigel Parsons came months after Cadbury Nigeria had appointed him as a Non-Executive director following the resignation of Mr Gawad Abaza.
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