Nestlé Nigeria commemorates 150 years of good nutrition with factory tour

Nov 18, 2016


Nestlé Nigeria commemorates 150 years of good nutrition with factory tour

Nestlé Nigeria, organised this week, a factory tour with key stakeholders to celebrate 150 years of nutrition, marked by the creation of Farine lactée (Cerelac) which saved the life of an infant. 

The visit was organised at the factory where the company manufactures local products such as Cerelac. It was attended by some key stakeholders; it was an opportunity to discuss how Nestlé’s commitment to Creating Shared Value meets some of the main societal nutrition and health needs of people in Nigeria. 

Amongst the guests were wife of Ogun Governor, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, who was representing the first lady of Nigeria, Mrs. Aisha Buhari and the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye.

Some of the topics of discussions covered areas like the Health Indicators of under-fives in as well as Nestlé’s efforts to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in under-fives in Nigeria.

Plant visit 

The Country Manager of Nestlé Nigeria, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon who welcomed his guests at Agbara factory, expressed the desire and readiness of Nestlé to continue to collaborate with the relevant government department and other Partners in addressing some of the areas of identifying baselines as well as working on Nutrition Solutions to improve Nutrition Indicators for Nigeria.  

The highpoint of the visit was a facility tour of both the Infant Cereal and Maggi processing plants. 

“As Nestlé continues to strive to distribute nutritional products across the globe, I look forward to us collaborating through my Future Assured programmes” said Mrs Amosun.

Nestlé in Nigeria

Nestlé has been present in Nigeria for more than 50 years. The company has invested in 3 production sites in Agbara, Flowergate and recently in Abaji supporting the local sourcing of raw materials and the investments in rural communities. Nestlé Nigeria Plc employs over 2,300 people.