FrieslandCampina WAMCO, in partnership with the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), is spearheading an awareness campaign for dairy nutrition in celebration of this yearâ€™s World Milk Day on June 1, themed- â€˜Raise a Glass.â€™
In a statement sent to THISDAY and signed by its Corporate Affairs Director, Ore Famurewa, in Lagos, the Managing Director, Mr. Ben Langat said, â€œThe acknowledgement of the importance of milk in the global food system by WHO and FAO connects with FrieslandCampina WAMCOâ€™s conviction that dairy plays an important role in supplying essential nutrients for daily wellbeing for all stages of life.â€
He further emphasised that the companyâ€™s mission statement of â€˜nourishing Nigerians with quality dairy nutritionâ€™ finds expression in how FrieslandCampina WAMCO is helping to combat non-communicable diseases that are linked to inadequate nutrition and strengthen food security by making milk, one of nature’s most comprehensive nutritional sources, more accessible to Nigerians.
â€œWe know that solutions to the challenges that surround nutrition, like micronutrient deficiencies, lie in building strong collaborations with key stakeholders and partners. Therefore, to celebrate the World Milk Day this year, we are partnering with the NSN and frontliners in healthcare in Nigeria to drive advocacy to raise the nutritional status of Nigerians through education on the combined benefits of nutrition and daily exerciseâ€ said Langat.
He also assured that the company will continue to enhance the local milk value chain and promote its â€˜Grass to Glassâ€™ philosophy through its Dairy Development Programme (DDP).