Nestle Nigeria Participants in 'Transporters Day' Event

Nestlé engages top logistics companies on Transporters Day

* Seeks stronger partnerships for healthy foods for consumers

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Nestlé Nigeria Plc, one of the foremost conglomerates in the country, says it will continuously drive product availability in the marketplace with speed to ensure it remains at the forefront of supporting the growth of the Nigerian economy through its local sourcing and supplier development initiatives.

Agency report states that Mrs. Victoria Uwadoka, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager at Nestlé, in a statement quoted Mr. Nestor Finalo, Supply Chain Manager, Nestlé Nigeria, saying this at ‘Transporters Day 2020’ in Lagos.

According to Mr. Finalo, the central objective of the “Transporters Day” was to host leading logistics companies to share best practices in the country.

Topics covered at the event included Safety, Security and Quality Assurance as Nestlé Nigeria strives to achieve its objectives with maximum safety in its transportation chain.

The event was also to jointly engage them on the company’s core ambition and then to recognise them for the key role they play to hasten process, he said.

The Supply Chain Manager said the company was concerned about providing healthy food to its consumers, and as such needed to create stronger partnerships with its transporters to enable them to provide optimum services to customers and distributors, on-time and in full.

“With this, we are putting the customers at the centre of everything we do; everything we do starts with the customers and shoppers in mind.

“Ensuring availability and access to our healthy options cannot be achieved without a committed relationship between Nestlé and the transporters.

“With this comes the responsibility to sustain all efforts towards ensuring our high-quality products are available for the shoppers to buy and consume across all relevant outlets in the country,” he stated.

Mrs. Uwadoka said that Mr. Timi Miriki of Fabeto Nigeria Limited, one of the participants in the event, expressed satisfaction and commended Nestlé for creating a platform where challenges and issues affecting transporters can be addressed.

Mr. Miriki said: “I have worked with Nestlé for over 30 years now. One thing I really appreciate the company for is its efforts at strengthening the relationships with transporters.

He noted that the event had provided platforms for development while creating job opportunities which are a very critical element in the journey towards a more sustainable economy.

“I am particularly happy that the Transporters Day is brought back because it provides opportunities for us to learn from each other and to understand Nestlé’s direction in order to serve the company better,” he said.

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