In line with its commitment towards a brighter future for all, manufacturing giant, Unilever Nigeria, has begun donation of relief materials to thousands in the IDP camps in North-East Nigeria.
These donations are currently being done through various NGOs located in these communities.
Donating these items, the External Affairs and Sustainability Manager, Mr. Tomiwa Asaolu,noted the commitment of the company toward assisting displaced persons in the North East.
“Unilever is supporting Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in communities and IDP camps across Nigeria to provide urgently needed health and hygiene materials to those who are in dire need of it”, he said.
“It is our goal to advance the lives of Nigerians by delivering brands that help improve the health and hygiene. We believe these materials we are donating will do just that here at the camps.”
Asaolu also commended the efforts of NEMA officials, the NGOs and other humanitarian agencies who are working tirelessly to provide support for the displaced persons.
‘’We appreciate NEMA and all the NGOs we are currently working with, whose support and collaboration has made this project a success.”
Some notable partner NGOs include; Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), National Centre for Women, Youths and Community Action (NACWYCA), amongst others.
The Executive Director, NACWYCA, Mr. NawaniAboki, said: “we have received from Unilever Nigeria, items which include 7,028 cases of Camay soap, 8,433 cases of Camay Roll On, 8,433 cases of Camay Lotion, 2640 cases of Camay Spray and 1,176 cases of Camay Barsoap, which have been delivered to the leaders of the benefitting communities.
“I assure you the items will be distributed to the IDPs as there will be a strict monitoring of the distribution by the NGO to ensure that the items reach the target beneficiaries” he added.
The NEMA IDP Camp Coordinator, Yola, Mr. Bello Saadwho was delighted to receive Unilever representatives, applauded the company for the kind gesture and urged other cooperate organizations to emulate the company.
Through her brands and operations, Unilever Nigeria is constantly tackling various societal and environmental issues, enhancing the lives of Nigerians, to ensure a brighter future for all.