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COVID-19: Unilever Nigeria donates hygiene products to Lagos, Ogun

COVID-19: Unilever Nigeria donates hygiene products to Lagos, Ogun
March 30
19:46 2020
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Unilever Nigeria has donated hygiene products to Lagos and Ogun state governments. 

In a statement on Monday, the company said it donated its Lifebuoy brand and detergents to complement the states’ efforts in fighting the spread of coronavirus.

Speaking during the presentation of the products, Soromidayo George, Unilever’s director of corporate affairs and sustainable business in Ghana and Nigeria, commended the states for “leading effectively” in the crisis and demonstrating capabilities to stem the spread of the virus.

“In demonstration of its commitment to make sustainable living commonplace through its operations, Unilever Nigeria has donated its hygiene portfolio brands – Lifebuoy, OMO, Sunlight soaps and detergents to Ogun and Lagos state governments in complementing their efforts to combat the coronavirus challenge,” the company said.

“Since the confirmation of the first case, the government has proven beyond reasonable doubt their capabilities to curtail the virus from spreading to become a pandemic.

The products being presented in Lagos

“The strategic engagement of the state in keeping everyone informed through its channels of communications has been effective with the right actions taken to keep everyone safe.”

Motunrayo Babalola, brand manager, beauty and hygiene at Unilever Nigeria, added that the Lifebuoy brand and other hygiene products of Unilever has been at the forefront of the global battle for combatting diseases like Ebola and diarrhea.

While receiving the products, Tomi Coker, Ogun state commissioner for health,  commended Unilever for its initiative in donating the products to support the government.

“We are making conscious efforts in our infrastructure set up to handle the COVID-19 cases confirmed in the state, and the support of Unilever will go a long way to curtail the spread, ” she said.

Olusegun Ogboye, permanent secretary, Lagos state ministry of health, appreciated the company for its initiative.

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