According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) UN OCHA, there are approximately 14.8 million people directly affected with hunger and malnutrition challenges; and over 7 million people are in need of humanitarian activities. Following the request for urgent support from UN OCHA, stating urgent need of help to these displaced people who suffer on a daily basis from severe acute malnutrition, lack of accommodation and livelihood, hunger and violation of human rights, Nestlé Nigeria responded with a swift action by donating 759 cases of Milo beverage and Golden Morn cereal worth 2 million naira
Speaking at the ceremony formally presenting the food products to the UN OCHA and Directors of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Abuja, the MD/CEO Nestlé Nigeria, Chief Dharnesh Gordhon expressed how pleased he was to be part of the humanitarian service as he represented Nestlé, the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company that is deeply committed to alleviating malnutrition in Nigeria.
Receiving the items on behalf of the DG of NEMA, Mr. Mohammed Sani Sidi, Mr. Aliyu Sambo Bafale, Director Relief and Rehabilitation expressed his gratitude, giving his word to ensure that the products get to the beneficiaries.
Chief Dharnesh also beckoned on other leading organizations in the country to continue to join efforts and render help to the displaced persons.