Kebbi seeks collaboration with dairy giant

Kebbi  Governor,Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu visited the  production plant of Dairy Giant, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, located in Ogba, Lagos State on  9th of November, 2017 .

A press release by Aisha Augie-Kuta , Office of the SSA New Media Kebbi State said Governor Bagudu’s administration is looking to grow the dairy industry and tap into the experience of the company to empower dairy farmers in Kebbi State with added emphasis on women. The dairy organization commenced a ‘Dairy Development Program’ in August 2010 to build up commercial scale dairy farming and work with local dairy farmers that have milked for subsistence for generations.

The company, popularly known for products like Peak Milk and Three Crowns Milk took the Governor and his team on a tour of its facilities.While explaining their history, the company  said they have been a part of most Nigerian homes since 1954 through their flagship brand, Peak Milk.

The Kebbi team was  received by Managing Director, Mr. Ben Langat; Corporate Affairs Director, Mrs. Ore Famurewa and Operations Director, Mr. Doyin Ashiru. In attendance were the Kebbi State Permanent Secretary of State Ministry of Animal Health, Special Adviser, Ibrahim Bande and Hon. Usman Belkore amongst others.

By sharing knowledge and providing a market for these farmers, FrieslandCampina WAMCO contributes to improving the quality and quantity of raw milk, the social position of farmers and also increase self-sufficiency, food security of the nation.