COVID-19 – Nestlé Nigeria supports response efforts in Enugu State

As the fight against the spread of COVID19 continues to intensify, all hands must be on deck, to defeat this common enemy. Today, Nestlé Nigeria, donated nutritious food and beverages worth N32 million (thirty-two million naira) to support individuals and families most impacted by the pandemic in Enugu State.

“As a company that cares”, the MD/CEO of Nestlé Nigeria PLC, Mauricio Alarcon said, “We are doing all we can to support the individuals and families at a time like this when our communities need us the most. We hope that these foods and beverages would help provide the necessary nutrients to those who need them most in these times.”

Present to receive the donation on behalf of Enugu State, was the Deputy Governor of the State, Lolo Cecilia Ezeilo. She thanked Nestlé Nigeria for the generous donation and for thinking about the people of Enugu State in these challenging times

“I want to appreciate Nestlé Nigeria for including Enugu among the states to benefit from its relief efforts. The lockdown of COVID-19 has negatively impacted on businesses in the state as in other states and your donation today shows you are feeling the heartbeat of our people. On behalf of the Governor and the good people of Enugu State, I promise that the items will get to the vulnerable, sick, orphans and the indigenes and residents of the state who really need these food and beverage products, ”she said,

As the fall out of the crisis including loss of livelihood escalates across the country, many families are facing increasing challenges with getting the right nourishment. Nestlé is determined to help cushion the effects on the most vulnerable by donating food and beverages of over N450 million and a cash donation of N250million towards the procurement of medical equipment and supplies through the Coalition Against COVID19 (CACOVID) to support the government’s efforts.

It will be recalled that Nestlé Nigeria also recently donated 13,000 N95 masks to the Lagos State Ministry of Health to help ensure the safety of frontline medical professionals and volunteers in the fight against the corona virus.

Nestlé remains committed to playing its essential role of ensuring the uninterrupted availability of food and beverage products which are critical for the sustenance and well-being of millions of Nigerian families who rely on the company to help feed their families every day.