LAGOS, Nigeria – February 7th, 2019 –
“As a company, we believe that the IDPs require support in terms of a food drink like Bournvita that is rich in energy and essential micro-nutrients.”
Mr. Bala Yesufu, Corporate and Government Affairs Director for West Africa, said during a donation of Bournvita, a non-alcoholic beverage, to some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria through the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
“The gesture is in line with our corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda, which seeks to empower the less-privileged in society. Cadbury Nigeria Plc was moved to make the donation by the plight of IDPs living in various camps in the country,” said Yesufu.
He said the company is happy to partner UNHCR in this regard, and hopes this will help in some way to provide some succour to the IDPs.
Felicia Ejike, Senior Protection Assistant (Community Based), received the donation on behalf of UNHCR at the Company’s head office in Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos.
She expressed gratitude to Cadbury, and enjoined other corporate organisations to emulate the kind gesture of Cadbury.
“As the UN Refugee Agency, we are extremely encouraged to see that the private sector is joining others to support the displaced.
“It is evident to us that we cannot do it alone. We have to join hands in solidarity of the suffering displaced family, “UNHCR said.
The company also donated products to flood disaster victims in 12 communities of Edo North, recently.