Olam Group lifts CACOVID relief fund with N1 billion

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Olam Group, one of the country’s largest food and agri-business companies has contributed N1 billion in cash and kind to support the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria.

A cash donation of N600 million was made to the private sector led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), while N300m were spent on foodstuffs distributed to states across the country and N100m spent on medical supplies to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Nigeria Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and the Lagos State Government.

This donation by Olam, is an expression of its commitment to contributing to the national efforts to cushion the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic through support of health facilities and medical equipment particularly in the area of testing, isolation and treatment, as well as the provision of food supplies.

Country Head of Olam Group Nigeria, Mukul Mathur announcing the donation said: “We believe as a major private sector agro and manufacturing player in Nigeria for the last 31 years, we need to educate and create awareness among the indigent and vulnerable in our society by complementing government efforts. Our donation of cash and food relief will support the collaborative response to combat COVID-19 which has altered our health, well-being and food security.”

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