Promasidor Nigeria donates palliatives to Lagos Food Bank Initiative to offer relief from the effects of COVID-19

NIGERIA – Consumer packaged goods company Promasidor Nigeria Limited, has donated three truckloads of SunVita cereal to Lagos Food Bank Initiative in support of the government’s effort to providing palliatives to the vulnerable during the COVID -19 Pandemic.

SunVita cereal is produced from locally sourced grains like Soya and Maize and fortified with Nutri-V, a unique blend of vitamins and minerals.

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Category Manager, Dairy and Cereal Promasidor Nigeria, Mr. Olayinka Vincent said, “With 2020 being a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Promasidor is committed to supporting the government’s efforts at containing further spread of the virus.”

He revealed that the donation is in addition to an initial contribution by the company to the government worth N200 million, reports This Day.

Receiving the donation, President of Lagos Food Bank Initiative, Mr. Michael Sunbola, assured that Promasidor’s goodwill will go a long way towards supporting the vulnerable within the society.

He stated that his organization works with primary health care centres to reach and care for the vulnerable in Lagos State.

Promasidor produces, distributes and markets a range of products such as Cowbell milk, Loya milk, Miksi milk, SunVita cereal, Top Tea and Onga seasoning across the country.

In other related news, one of Nigeria’s leading digital solutions company for agriculture and health systems, Vetsark, has donated critical personal protective equipment to residents of Ajegunle community.

The items donated include facemasks, hand gloves and soaps to the residents of the community.

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According to the agric solution provider firm, the donation, which lasted for over eight weeks, targeted mostly underprivileged people such as residents, local market women, security personnel, medical staff, and other essential workers.

Commenting on the donation, the Chief Executive Officer of Vetsark, Blessing Mene said, “Our intervention in Ajegunle community is very timely because Ajegunle is considered as the largest slum in Nigeria and one of the largest in Sub Sahara Africa.”

“We have no doubt that the protective equipment will play an important role in containing the spread of COVID-19 in the community and Lagos state as a whole.”

In addition to providing protective equipment, Mene explained that Vetsark officials sensitised the people on hygiene practices, keeping social distancing as well as the do’s and don’ts of COVID-19.

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