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Unilever donates relief materials to IDPs in Maiduguri, Nasarawa, Yola

In line with its commitment to ensuring a brighter future for all, manufacturing giant Unilever Nigeria has begun donation of relief materials to thousands of displaced persons in IDP camps in the North-East. The donations are currently being made through various NGOs located in these communities. Some notable partner NGOs include Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), National Centre for Women, Youths and Community Action (NACWYCA), amongst others.
Tomiwa Asaolu, external affairs and sustainability manager, who presented the relief items on behalf of Unilever, reiterated the company’s commitment to alleviating the pains of and making life easier for displaced persons in the North East.
“Unilever is supporting Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in communities and IDP camps across Nigeria to provide urgently needed health and hygiene materials to those who are in dire need of them,” Asaolu said.
“It is our goal to advance the lives of Nigerians by delivering brands that help improve health and hygiene. We believe these materials we are donating will do just that here at the camps,” he added.
Asaolu also commended the efforts of NEMA officials, NGOs and other humanitarian agencies who are working tirelessly to provide support for the displaced persons.
“We appreciate NEMA and all the NGOs we are currently working with whose support and collaboration have made this project a success,” he said.
Nawani Aboki, executive director, NACWYCA, confirmed that they received from Unilever Nigeria “items which include 7,028 cases of Camay soap, 8,433 cases of Camay roll-on, 8,433 cases of Camay lotion, 2,640 cases of Camay spray and 1,176 cases of Camay bar-soap, which have been delivered to the leaders of the benefitting communities”.
“I assure you the items will be distributed to the IDPs as there will be a strict monitoring of the distribution by the NGO to ensure that the items reach the target beneficiaries,” Aboki said.
While receiving the Unilever representatives, Bello Saad, the NEMA IDP camp coordinator in Yola, applauded Unilever for the kind gesture and urged other corporate organizations to emulate the company.
Unilever Nigeria, through its brands and operations, is constantly tackling various societal and environmental issues and enhancing the lives of Nigerians to ensure a brighter future for all.