Dairy product firm, Arla Dano, teamed up with the Nutrition Society of Nigeria recently to raise awareness for milk-intake, as it celebrated the 2017 World Milk Day with school children in Lagos.
Country Category Manager, Mr. Olumide Aniyikaiye, in a remark at the celebration, enjoined the 2,000 school children, who pledged to healthy and nutritional living to consume milk daily.
Speaking at the event, Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, whio was represented by Mrs. Kehinde Hazoume at the event, highlighted the benefits of milk and commended Dano for bringing school children together for the World Milk Day Celebration.
“I appreciate TG Arla for a job well done. It provides an opportunity to focus attention on milk. Milk is beneficial to the human body. It is essential for the well-being and physical development of every child,” he said.
Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, represented by Mrs. Oyinlola Adejare, championed milk as an important component of children’s meal.
Mrs. Ambode said: “Milk has always been an important nutritional component of a child’s food. Setting aside a day since 2001 to celebrate is a great idea. Milk stands apart as it boosts the power of children’s brain and enhances their physical development.”
President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), Dr. Bartholomew Brai, showered praises on Dano for taking a bold step by partnering with NSN and contributing to the well-being of Nigerian children.
Brai said: “We are glad with this strategic partnership with TG Arla, manufacturers of Dano milk. This partnership is part of our resolution to associate with individuals and brands taking significant steps to help get rid of malnutrition of Nigeria.”