FoodPro celebrates female factory workers on IWD
FoodPro Limited, a leading cashew processing company based in Ilorin, Kwara State, recently celebrated its female factory workers on the International Women’s Day.
The company extended its arms full of kindness to celebrate the low cadre and other women in the workforce. The venue of the event was the processing factory premises located at Owa-Kajola Close, GRA, Ilorin, Kwara State.
In his goodwill message, the Managing Director of FoodPro Limited, Ayo Olajiga who was represented by the factory manager, Opeyemi Ogungbade said, “the involvement and celebration of the low wage workers was key to the organization because International Women’s Day belongs to all communities everywhere, government, companies, charities, educational institutions, networks, associations, the media and more. Whether through a global conference, community gathering, classroom lesson or dinner table conversation, everyone can play a purposeful part in pressing for gender parity which is the theme of the year’s event.”
To also celebrate the day, the company educated female workers at the factory on how to care for their health and safety.
Three birds were literally killed with one stone on the said day. First was an organised workshop and empowerment program titled: Personal Hygiene, Basic Health and Safety Rules. Food and Nutrition for Low Wage Workers. The women also enjoyed a free health screening exercise.
Dr. Abimbola Ademola from General Hospital Taiwo, Ilorin taught the audience on the need for a balanced carbohydrate and protein diet without breaking the bank.
In attendance were all female staffs of FoodPro Ilorin, with special emphasis on female factory workers, Head of Operations, Moyo Oduwobi, HRM Adetutu Obalaiye, Quality Assurance Manager Grace Darko, Factory Accountant Funmilayo Ogunmola, and all other staff of the company.
In a related development, Moyo Oduwobi said collective action and shared responsibility for driving gender parity is what makes International Women’s Day successful. The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.
Reacting to the event of the day, a highly elated Mrs. Janet Adeyeba, a factory worker, commended her organisation for deeming it fit to remember the female factory workers and urged her employers to keep up the good work.
FoodPro primarily focuses on the procurement and processing of raw cashew nuts into semi- processed and roasted kernels, which are distributed in both domestic and global markets.