Friday, April 12, 2024

Abiodun, French Ambassador Commission Fan Milk Model Farm

Fan Milk Plc, a subsidiary of the Danone group, a world leading Food Company has commissioned its newly completed model dairy farm in Odeda, Ogun State, to enable the company manufactures its ice cream and frozen yoghurt using milk sourced locally from cattle on the farm.

Fan Milk Plc, a subsidiary of the Danone group, a world leading Food Company has commissioned its newly completed model dairy farm in Odeda, Ogun State, to enable the company manufactures its ice cream and frozen yoghurt using milk sourced locally from cattle on the farm.

The dairy farm was commissioned by Ogun Governor Dapo Abiodun and French Ambassador Emmanuelle Blatmann, who both expressed their joy over the project for serving as an avenue to strengthen bilateral relations between France and Nigeria.

The governor lauded the multimillion-dollar investment, while disclosing that it’s about a year since the MOU of the project was signed as a symbol of his administration’s commitment to public-private partnerships in fostering relationships that enhance internally generated revenue.

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“We are happy to be part of this success story. I want to assure all stakeholders that our administration will follow up and sustain its commitment to this project by continued support through the Ministry of Agriculture and all other relevant agencies, in order to make good of Fan Milk- Danone’s investment.”

The French Ambassadrice, Madame Emmanuelle Blatmann, commended the company’s investment and reiterated France’s pride at the milestone achievement and the company’s role in opening up more avenues for bilateral relations between France and Nigeria.

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The Managing Director Fan Milk Plc, Ferdinand Mouko, explained that the project will help in empowering 100 farmers in the first year and empowering 500 farmers in the next five years, to scale the number of pastoral farmers that currently benefit from Danone’s investment in the state.

The Chairman of Fan Milk Plc, Olayinka Akinkugbe while appreciating Ogun State government described the state as an investor-friendly one that has supported Fan Milk’s response to CBN’s dairy backward integration program.

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