In what has become a tradition to Dufil Prima Foods, makers of Indomie Noodles, the firm has again thrown its support behind the Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind (FNSB), as the society marks this year’s White Cane Day.
The company which has always been supportive of activities of the society stated that its gesture formed part of the its life-changing initiatives to improve the living condition of visually impaired persons.
According to the company’s Group Head, Public Relations and Events Manager, Mr. Tope Ashiwaju, the effort further highlighted the company’s commitment to supporting the society.
“At Dufil Group, we have always ensured that our CSR cuts across all sectors of the society. We have been consistent supporting the FNSB because they are also part of our society; which we believe we need to extend a hand of fellowship to. We will continue to participate in the White Cane Day and offer assistance to rehabilitate the visually impaired as government alone cannot meet all their needs,” he said.
The 2016 White Cane Day which held at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, witnessed a turnout of members, friends of the society and well-wishers as they walked from National Stadium to Costain and back.
Speaking after the fitness walk, which was part of activities to mark the event, Chairman, Nigeria Society for the Blind, Mr. Asiwaju Fola Osibo, commended Dufil for supporting the society.
He urged other corporate bodies, as well as government, to imitate the company’s example. Osibo, however lamented poor societal response to the cause of the blind and other physically challenged persons in Nigeria.
The NSB chairman added that the idea behind the White Cane Day was to enlighten people.
“When you see someone with a white cane, you will recognise immediately that he or she is blind and that the person needs your assistance, not monetary, but in terms of assisting them to cross the road or lead them to the right path,” he said.