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Fan Milk Expands Operation with New Dairy Farm in Ogun

Fan Milk, maker of frozen dairy and ice cream brands, including Fan Yogo, Super Yogo and Fan Vanille, is extending its operation with the establishment of newly completed model dairy farm in Odeda, Ogun State.

Fan Milk, maker of frozen dairy and ice cream brands, including Fan Yogo, Super Yogo and Fan Vanille, is extending its operation with the establishment of newly completed model dairy farm in Odeda, Ogun State.

The Managing Director for the company, Mr Ferdinand Mouko, while commenting on the new project, disclosed that the company intends to bring the expertise of its parent company, Danone, to the fore of dairy farming in Sub-Saharan Africa to boost local milk production in Nigeria.

Already in in five different West African countries namely Ghana, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, and Burkina Faso with healthy range of nutritious dairy and plant-based products, with the aim of inspiring healthy and more sustainable eating and drinking practices in West Africa.

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Fan Milk boss noted that the company embarked on the project to support economy recovery growth plan of the Federal Government, which aims to improve food self-sufficiency in the country, as well as to contribute to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) backward integration policy for the improvement of local milk production.

“Our objective is to ensure that we partner with local dairy farmers in the Odeda community in Ogun State to accelerate the development and expansion of the local dairy market while also creating the social and economic impact of improving the livelihood of the ecosystem within which we operate,” he said.

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Chairman of the board, Mr Olayinka Akinkugbe, explained that the company decided to partner with Ogun State due to laudable efforts the Ogun State government has put into supporting and partnering with local and foreign investors.

Akinkugbe made it known that by leveraging on government’s support and the relevant experience Danone has developed along its journey in Africa, the company is also planning to commission a dairy training institute and a milk collection centre to train local dairy farmers and reduce the importation of milk in Nigeria.

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