COVID-19: TG Arla, Makers of Dano Milk Commits N150 Million to Health & Well-being of Nigerians
In a demonstration of good corporate citizenry, the Makers of Dano Milk, one of Nigeria’s top Milk brands; TG Arla Diaries Products Limited LFTZ, has made a donation worth N150 million to help boost Nigeria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The donation spans N100 million given to the Federal Government of Nigeria and distribution of products worth N50 million to customers across neighborhoods and communities as a means of supporting them to stay healthy and safe during this period.
According to the Managing Director of the company, Peder Pedersen, this gesture is in line with the philosophy of the company especially during a period like this.
Pedersen commended the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and most importantly the health workers who are at the forefront of efforts aimed at containing and managing the spread of the virus.
Pedersen disclosed that the 100 Million Naira donation by the company would be disbursed through Tolaram group to the private coalition committee established by the Central Bank of Nigeria to raise funds from the private sector to fight the pandemic.
As part of the private corporate organizations operating in Nigeria, we are pleased to support the Federal Government and Nigerians during this very challenging period.
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Also speaking, the Head of Marketing, Ifunanya Obiakor explained that about 50,000 households would benefit from the donation of the 50 Million Naira worth of products.
She disclosed that the Lagos food bank initiative would be used in distributing the products directly to the consumers not leaving out border towns like Badagry and the inhabitants of Lekki free trade zone where its factory is located.
Obiakor stated that the company is deeply concerned about the well-being of Nigerians at this particular trying period especially with certain cities under lockdown and people forced to stay at home.
As one of the food companies offering essential products to the populace and exempted from the ‘Lockdown’ order, critical measures are in place to ensure that in compliance with the WHO and local regulations, operations are ongoing in order to deliver our nutritious products to the Nigerian consumers.
She further stressed that the company has also embarked on an enlightenment and awareness campaign to educate consumers on Covid-19 based on WHO guidelines for safety at this period using its website and brand-owned social media platforms.
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