As Nigeria’s biggest food business and agro-allied group, we brought the biggest strength to the table to fight the COVID-19 virus with an $1.8 million multi-country sourcing initiative.

We leveraged our robust business continuity plans across our global supply chain to procure, transport and distribute critical supplies to expand Nigeria’s COVID-19 Testing.


The Deputy Director, NCDC laboratory network, Dr Sikiru Badaru, Technical Adviser to the Director General, Dr Bunmi Negedu Momoh and Laboratory Network Advisor Celestina Obiekea, received the items on behalf of the National Centre for Disease Control Nigeria.


The University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital received a total of 1,500 RNA extraction and PCR detection reagents & sample collection kits too.


We contributed to the fight the pandemic in Kaduna state through our donation of 1,500 kits. The medical supplies were delivered to a NCDC dedicated privately owned DNA Laboratory in the state.


5,000 medical supplies were donated to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and Bayero University, Kano.

His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano state, Dr Abdulahi Umar Ganduje was on ground to receive the medical supplies donated to the state in company of Prof Isa Abubakar and the Director, Centre for Infectious Disease Research, Bayero University and Adama Ahmad, NCDC Epidemiologist at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano.

The state also received a ‘lab in a box’ to rapidly carry out tests in remote areas of the state.


We donated a total of 10,000 medical supplies to 4 testing centres across the state. We worked in conjunction with the Lagos state Emergency Operations and National Rapid Response Team for COVID-19 to ensure delivery to these centres. 3,000 testing kits were delivered to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, 3,000 to 54 Gene Research, 2,000 to the Nigerian Institute for Medical Research and 2,000 to the Lagos Biobank Laboratory.


2,000 test kits were donated to the Virology unit of the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan.

In addition to this, 4 Oxylators, 1 ventilator, 800 pieces of N95 face masks, 10,000 pieces of hand gloves, 50 pieces of disposable coveralls, 250 pieces of Non-Woven Coveralls and 40 pieces of goggles were also donated to the Hospital in support of the states fight to conquer the ravaging coronavirus.


The NCDC accredited laboratory for COVID-19 diagnostic in Sokoto state, TAMRED laboratories were given 1,000 N95 face masks, 10,000 gloves, 30 disposable coveralls and 100 non-woven coveralls.

These items were donated in support of the state's effort to safeguard frontline personnel from the highly contagious virus.