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Unilever Nigeria fetes kids, urges better health care

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In pursuit of its commitment to the future of Nigerian children, Unilever Nigeria recently celebrated children in Makoko area of Lagos in commemoration of this year’s Children’s Day.

At the event, which took place at Ken Ade Private School, witnessing over 500 children, the fast-moving consumer goods company stressed the importance of good health and oral hygiene like brushing their teeth.

The Sustainable Business Manager, Ghana and Nigeria, Ayodele Alabi, said: “As an organisation with a vision to make Sustainable Living Commonplace, investing in communities around us through various social projects is what we do.

Here in Makoko, we believe we can play a part in improving the health and well-being of the people who reside here, reducing environmental impact, and providing enhanced livelihood through our brands and operations.”

In his words: “It is in demonstration of this that we dedicated today to spend quality time with children in the community and educate them on the importance of general hygiene, while creating an atmosphere of fun and laughter.”

On her part, the Perfect City Manager, Customer Development, Unilever Nigeria, Nnenna Ikpeme, said: “We are pleased to celebrate this day with children in this community. Over time, we have contributed to making the school environment a more conducive learning environment through the installation of a water station, construction of toilet facilities and building of a waste collection centre.”

Also speaking the Founder of Ken Ade Private School, Makoko, Bawo Ayeseminikan, said that Unilever is a friend of the community, stating that the unique thing about Unilever support for the children is demonstrated through its bias for action.

“They have given us facilities like a school fence, water, toilets and a waste station. This is besides their physical presence at every given opportunity to educate the children on hygiene, all in a bid to make them healthy future leaders,” Ayeseminikan said .


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