Why FrieslandCampina WAMCO MD visited Senate President Bukola Saraki

FC WAMCO MD, Ben Langat with Governor Isiaka Ajimobi of Oyo State

The Senate President, Dr.
Abubakar Bukola Saraki
, has praised FrieslandCampina WAMCO
for its local content programme which has led to the annual purchase of
millions of litres of milk from local farmers as part of the raw materials for
their production.

This was disclosed during
a courtesy visit to Dr. Saraki by the
Managing Director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Mr. Ben Langat and his
team, Wednesday June 7.

 While the Senate
President decried the failure of some dairy companies in the country to produce
milk locally for their operations, Mr. Langat affirmed that

NAFDAC Acting DG Yetunde Oni with Ben Langat, MD, FCWamco (on a recent visit)

“FrieslandCampina WAMCO is committed to
growing Nigeria’s dairy sector”.

 “Through our Dairy Development Programme (DDP), we have trained
over 2000 Nigerian farmers, including 900 Fulani women across different
communities in Oyo State, in cattle breeding, raw milk collection and global
best practices”

 Supporting the Senate
President’s position on speedy development of Nigeria’s dairy sector,

Langat stated that there is increased local content in FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s milk
From left, Deputy Director Surveillance and Enforcement,
Consumer Protection Council (CPC) Shamm Kolo; Public
Affairs Manager, FrieslandCampina WAMCO (FC WAMCO) Temitope Adeola; Managing
Director, FC WAMCO, Ben Langat;
Executive Secretary, CPC, Tunde Irukera;
Corporate Affairs Director, FC WAMCO, Ore Famurewa;
Director, Quality Assurance and Development, CPC, Emmanuel Amlai; and
Director, Surveillance and Enforcement, CPC,  Oluwaleke Ogundipe during
Langat’s courtesy visit to the Council Tuesday June 6 in Abuja
 Recently, the company
invested 180 million Euros (N40
Billion) into its Nigerian operations through equity, established five milk
collection centres through its DDP pilot in some communities in Oyo State and has an ongoing agreement
with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development since 2010 to
jointly develop Nigeria’s dairy industry.

Ben Langat, MD, FC WAMCO

Governor Abiola Ajimobi commissioned a 4.3 million-litre WAMCO milk collection centre
in Saki, Oyo State Thursday June 8.


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