My Corporate Journey – Yinka Ogundana – FrieslandCampina Wamco Nigeria PLC

Describe your current role, your key responsibilities and the most critical deliverables? What are the most important skills sets in achieving success in your role? Currently as a Plant Manager, my role entails end-to-end responsibility, from raw materials to every form of resources required to produce quality dairy nutrition products for our consumers. This requires raw materials coming in at the right time in the right quality specifications, involving good manufacturing practice, and that the entire process runs at specific and set food quality standards and that are produced at…

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Dairy Industry In Nigeria

Strategic moves by dairy industry players in the country show promise of a better future With a population of nearly 200 million, a livestock population of more than 20 million, milk deficit 1.2 million metric tonnes per annum that forces the country to spend US$1.5 billion a year to meet rising demand for milk and milk products, Nigeria stands out in Africa as the country with the most under-exploited dairy potential in the Continent. However, recent moves by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to restrict access to foreign exchange…

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Frieslandcampina WAMCO set to establish dairy development center in Nigeria

NIGERIA – FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria, an affiliate of Royal FrieslandCampina in the Netherlands is seeking to develop Nigeria’s first expertise centre for dairy development, the Centre for Nigerian Dutch Dairy Development (CNDDD). The center according to reports by This Day Live, will be established in partnership with key stakeholders, to undertake activities that will improve the dairy chain in Nigeria, focusing on both the upstream and downstream sides of the chain. The CNDDD will be the expert research and training institute for dairy development in the country focusing on breeding,…

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FrieslandCampina WAMCO expands its milk production capacity with purchase of Nutricima

NIGERIA – Nigerian dairy processor FrieslandCampina WAMCO has finalized the acquisition of Nutricima’s dairy business from PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc for an undisclosed sum. The final purchase comes months after FrieslandCampina WAMCO and PZ Cussons signed an agreement regarding the acquisition in March. The acquisition according to FrieslandCampina WAMCO underlines with its continued commitment to contribute to the development of the Nigerian dairy sector which has an estimated consumption capacity of 1.3 billion tons of milk annually. “FrieslandCampina WAMCO has been a key player in Nigeria since 1954. With this…

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Dairy processor FrieslandCampina WAMCO reports a 8.5% increase in 2019 turnover

NIGERIA – FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Nigeria’s leading dairy processor has announced a turnover of N161.83 billion (US$417.6m) for the financial year ended Dec. 31, 2019. The turnover represented an increase of 8.5 per cent when compared with N149.16 billion (US$384.9m) registered in 2018. Mr Ben Langat, Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria, made this known at the company’s 47th Annual General Meeting held virtually and under strict adherence to government-approved COVID-19 protocols, including social distancing and restrictions on the maximum number of persons at a gathering. The company posted a profit before…

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Dairy processor FrieslandCampina WAMCO attains a record high daily milk collection volume

NIGERIA – FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Nigeria’s leading dairy processor has made huge strides in the dairy industry, recording an increase in fresh milk collection from farmers to hit an all-time high record of 40,000 litres of milk per day. The rise in milk output by the farmers was attributed to the producer deploying its backward integration plan debut Dairy Development Programme (DDP). The Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria, Ben Langat, made the announcement as part of the company’s celebration of the World Milk Day 2020 in line with its grass to glass…

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FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s low cholesterol milk brand joins in the against COVID-19

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s leading brand of low cholesterol milk product, Three Crowns has partnered with four Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to donate relief packages of dairy nutrition to 11,000 families in supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Three crowns is the second flagship product of dairy processor, FrieslandCampina WAMCO. According the brand’s press-release, Three Crowns partnered with Lagos Food Bank, an NGO committed to fighting malnutrition and hunger with a focus on pregnant women, infants, and students in under-served communities to cater to 3,944 families in Lagos. Tahara Collective which…

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PZ Cussons to sell its Nigerian dairy business to FrieslandCampina WAMCO

NIGERIA – UK-based consumer products company, PZ Cussons has reached an agreement to divest its Nigerian dairy business, Nutricima to Holland’s Royal FrieslandCampina Nigerian subsidiary, for an undisclosed sum. PZ Cussons said in a statement to the London Stock Exchange, on which it is listed, that it has exchanged contracts for the sale of the assets associated with Nutricima’s business to FrieslandCapina WAMCO Nigeria. Nutricima manufactures and distributes beverages in Africa. Its product portfolio includes milk and yoghurt-based drinks such as Nunu, Yo, and Olympic. Under Nunu brand, the company…

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Only six firms will be allowed to import milk in Nigeria, CBN says

NIGERIA – The Central Bank of Nigeria has given approval to six dairy companies to import milk into the country. CBN in a statement signed by Director, Trade and Exchange Department, Dr Ozoemena Nnaji said that the move is part of efforts aimed at bridging the supply gap of milk. This move comes even as the government pursues its backward integration strategy to make the country self-sufficient in milk production. Nigeria’s apex bank said the approval was given in line with its objective to increase and improve the local production…

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FrieslandCampina WAMCO partners IFDC to transform milk production in Nigeria

NIGERIA – FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Nigeria leading dairy processor, has teamed up with the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) in a drive to transform milk production in the country. This follows an agreement signed between the two firms led by FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s Managing Director, Mr. Ben Langat, and IFDC’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Albin Hubscher, reports Beverage Industry News. Under the agreement, IFDC will leverage on its agribusiness incubator programme – 2Scale – to expand on FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s Dairy Development Programme (DPP). The aim of the agreement is to…

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