French Ambassador To Nigeria, Mr. Jérôme Pasquier, Visits Fan Milk’s Factory In Ibadan And Commissions Water Treatment Project

Highlights from visit by French Ambassador to Nigeria to Fan Milk factory in Ibadan: Ambassador commends Fan Milk’s positive impact on the country and future objectives;

Opening of new water treatment plant at Fan Milk’s factory that supports ambitions for more clean water and sanitation; and

Fan Milk announces plans to develop a dairy flagship farm in partnership with Ogun State and set up a leading dairy training institute.

On 12 October 2020 the French Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr. Jérôme Pasquier, visited Fan Milk Plc.’s factory in Eleyele, Ibadan, Oyo State (Fan Milk is a Danone subsidiary). The Ambassador’s delegation included Mr. Pascal Furth, Economic Counsellor, Mrs. Laurence Monmayrant, Consul General of France in Lagos and Dr Sonia Darracq, Regional Agricultural Counsellor.

The maiden visit was a euphoric one; it marked the first time the French Ambassador has visited a French food manufacturing company in Nigeria. The French Ambassador expressed his delight about Danone’s investment in Nigeria and improvement of its footprint in Nigeria. His Excellency stated that he was happy with the impact Fan Milk has in the Nigerian ecosystem.

During the visit, the Ambassador commissioned Fan Milk’s new water treatment plant which is designed to produce about seven hundred and twenty (720) cubic meters of water for use in the production line and to be shared subsequently with the host community. Managing Director of Fan Milk Plc, Ferdinand Mouko, highlighted the significance of the water treatment project as it attests to Danone’s 2030 goals and growth in Africa, especially in relation to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 and efforts towards the universal availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation. Some key benefits of the water treatment plant include lowering Fan Milk’s carbon footprint due to reduced chemical and steam consumption at the factory and reduced water demand and wastage in the factory due to less wash time in the production line. The sterile water produced will be utilized within the factory and also supplied as potable water to the community schools in the environs.

The General Secretary Mr. Olakunle Olusanya presented Fan Milk’s Backward Integration Plan to His Excellency, outlining the plan to set up a dairy flagship farm in partnership with Ogun State at the Odeda Farm Institute in Ogun State. The unique selling point of this project is that a Danone Dairy Training Institute will be set up on the farm. […]

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