Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, (FMN) has announced activities to commemorate its 60 years existence of creating innovative and sustainable value in agriculture and food production.
Speaking in Abuja, CEO/GMD FML, Paul Gbededo said this year marks an important milestone for Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc as it commemorate 60 great years of enriching lives and empowering communities. “Exactly 60 years ago, FMN was born through the vision and dedication of our Founding Father, George Stavros Coumantaros, to create a winning brand that would one day become a household name in Nigeria. Since then, FMN and the iconic Golden Penny food brand has truly evolved to become a family favourite and a trusted source of nutrition for millions of Nigerian families.”
According to him, “from generation to generation, FMN and Golden Penny have been with Nigerians, through the best of times and at the most difficult of times. A testament to the fact that our connection with our beloved country truly runs deep. So, as our nation celebrates its 60th anniversary, we are proud to celebrate our shared history by recognizing the people who have supported our vision through the years. We want to say thank you to Nigeria for standing with us over the years while also shining a light on the people who are rarely in the spotlight; our employees, partners, dealers and stakeholders.”
“FMN as a role model of private sector interventions in the public sphere, was particularly upstanding in this symbolic year of its existence, through supportive actions against the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic which disrupted lives, livelihood, communities and businesses worldwide,” he said
He pointed out that, “the socio-economic impact caused by the pandemic has emphasized the true value of our commitment to our nation and customers”
“This is evident in our drive to mitigate the effects of the pandemic through food support donations to vulnerable Nigerians. Also, in helping to redefine the role of the private sector, FMN in the wake of the pandemic, exhibited its leadership position by keying into its global supply network to donate critical medical supplies at a time when the world was experiencing a widespread shortage of critical medical supplies,” he added.