Lagos - The business community has been urged
to empower victims of the Boko Haram terror as part of their corporate social
Founder/President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa
(WBFA), Toyin Saraki, made the call while welcoming a gesture by a wellness
company to donate relief material to internally displaced persons (IDP) camps
in Maiduguri, Nassarawa and Yola States.
Saraki urged all corporations to emulate Unilever’s
example, and incorporate elements of good corporate citizenship into their
Corporate Social Responsibility programmes.
She noted Unilever Nigeria helped to distribute personal
care and hygiene products to pregnant and nursing mothers in the Wassa IDP Camp
Several IDP camps in Borno State as well as and nurses
and midwives in Kwara State also benefited.
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Saraki expressed appreciation to Unilever for their
dedication to advancing the lives of Nigerians by delivering quality health and
She said the partnership with Unilever Nigeria to empower
internally displaced mothers, was in furtherance of the foundation’s mission.
The mission is to “ensure that every woman’s experience
of motherhood is a safe and enjoyable one, and that the factors necessary for
dignity, including safe sanitary and hygiene practices, are in place for
Nigerian women and families, especially the most vulnerable.”
Saraki anticipates further collaborative with
the company to ensure sustainable livelihoods for Nigerian women and families.
- CAJ News