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Fan Milk signs partnership agreement with Ogun State to establish dairy farm to boost local production

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Ogun State Governor conducts groundbreaking exercise for Fan Milk & Danone flagship dairy farm at Odeda Farm Institute

L-R: H.E. Prince Dr Dapo Abiodun, Ogun State Governor, (centre); Mr Olayinka Akinkugbe, Chairman, Fan Milk Plc (centre right); Mr Tokunbo Talabi, Secretary to the Secretary to the State Government (next right); H.E. Mr Jerome Pasquier, French Ambassador to Nigeria (centre left); Mr Ferdinand Mouko, Managing Director, Fan Milk Plc (next left); and representatives from the Ogun State government, French Embassy and Fan Milk Plc, at the signing of the partnership agreement between Fan Milk, a Danone Company and Ogun State to establish the flagship Fan Milk-Danone dairy farm at Odeda Farm Institute

 

Fan Milk Plc, a Danone Company, signed a partnership agreement with the Ogun State Government to establish its flagship dairy farm at the Odeda Farm Institute, in the Odeda Local Government Area.
The partnership, an alliance with the state, is to introduce global standards in dairy farming, empower local communities and reduce unemployment rates. It signifies Fan Milk’s commitment to enhance the impact of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s backward integration programme and reinforce the Federal Government’s initiative to achieve food self-sufficiency in the country. In addition to boosting local content within the sector, the project will serve as a model, best-in-class dairy farm operated by local dairy experts to support local suppliers, housing a milk collection centre, purchasing feed locally and collecting milk from other farmers.
The Ogun State Governor, His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun MFR, expressing his satisfaction with the partnership, said, “We welcome such future-forward partnerships which align with our vision to create an enabling environment for Public Private Partnerships. As Nigeria’s Gateway State, Fan Milk’s partnership gives us the opportunity to contribute quickly and easily to job creation at scale. It is another symbol of our plans for 2021 and signifies our strong commitment to fostering relationships that grow the state’s revenue. The government and people of Ogun State look forward to the advancements collaboration like this will bring to local farmers and communities.”
The farm, which includes a Fan Milk Danone Dairy Training Institute, is being established to upskill existing and new local dairy farmers in the adoption of farming best practices.
The Chairman of Fan Milk, Mr Olayinka Akinkugbe, in his statement said, “For us, this partnership is bigger than the CBN backward integration program. It is about the 2,000 people or more who would be impacted through this initiative and the change we seek to bring to Nigeria’s food architecture. We are investing across the value chain and ensuring the support of the long-term ambitions of the state.
His Excellency, Mr. Jérôme Pasquier, the French Ambassador to Nigeria, commended the initiative as a strong representation of bilateral relations between the Nigerian and French governments, and expressed a desire for an increase in such partnerships that contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Reiterating the company’s commitment to expanding local contribution to dairy, Managing Director of Fan Milk, Mr Ferdinard Muoko, stated, “Fan Milk Plc remains committed to protecting dairy’s important role in every Nigerian’s diet. That is why we have resolved to invest through the delivery of a series of coordinated education programmes and tools to support regenerative agriculture, the Danone Dairy Training Institute should reach over 500 farmers and dairy workers over a five year period.”
The dairy product manufacturer will receive technical support from its parent company, Danone, which, as part of its 2030 goals and in line with key priorities of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, is keen to impact local health and foster inclusive growth. Working to develop and promote regenerative models of agriculture that protect soils, empower farmers and promote animal welfare, this investment will be a continuation of Danone’s efforts to boost local milk production across its host communities in Africa, as is ongoing in Algeria, Morocco and Egypt and North-East Africa. Danone partners with farmers globally and is committed to working with stakeholders across the value chain to address the challenges associated with food security.

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The Organised Process Of Goods Packaging In A Jumia business

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Online shopping has redefined the way we make purchases with shopping and payment done through the internet. In most cases, the only time the customer has human interface is with the delivery agent when packages are delivered. However, a lot of manpower and activities go behind the scene to ensure orders are properly processed and items delivered in good condition. 

A tour led by Adetunji Lanase, Country Manager Jumia Nigeria into one of the biggest Jumia warehouses in Nigeria showed the process items pass through before they are delivered at the doorsteps of customers. From the entry point, it was easy to see that a Jumia warehouse is a place of organized activities.

Though divided into sections, the activities are all connected to produce quality service delivery to customers. Below is a glance through phases and activities in the packaging process:

Inbound area: This is the first section in the chain of goods packaging processing. Working with strict covid-19 guidelines which are maintained across the warehouse, this section receives items to be sold on the Jumia platform from sellers.

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Staging area: Being the second phase in the process, this is the intermediate storage area for the items received from sellers. Here, the Jumia team ensures items are arranged and organized according to the warehouse number for easy pickup when orders are placed.

Outflow area: This section is the inventory location where the picker moves to pick the list of orders on queue and scans the items. The item is processed and prepared for packaging before being shipped to the next section in the chain.

Outbound hub: Items need to be protected for the transportation process. While doing this, the impact of packaging is considered by the Jumia team. Here, the team on ground inspects items approved for delivery to ensure they are in good condition. They label the items, and then create a master packaging bag to ensure the items are presented to meet the customer’s aesthetics taste.

Network Hub: The packages are brought to this section for sortation according to the region/destination of the packed items.

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Verification: Here the packages are scanned and readied for dispatch. The security team on ground verifies necessary documents before loading the items into the dispatch van.

From this point, packages are handled by the dispatcher who ensures they remain intact and are delivered at the appropriate destination

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Jumia partners Samsung,Xiaomi, Intel, Others To Offer Huge Discounts On Tech Gadgets For 2021 Tech Week

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The Jumia Tech Week, kicked off today March 1st through 7th, 2021. During the week long sales, Jumia will be providing customers the opportunity to get best deals of up to 70% off on latest tech items such as TV sets, cameras, mobile phones, computers, video games and others.

Partnering with global gadget and electronic manufacturers such as Samsung, HP, Intel, Umidigi, and Xiaomi, Jumia is giving customers over 6 million choice products to shop from while staying safe.

Speaking on the campaign, Jumia Nigeria CEO, Massimiliano Spalazzi said the Jumia Tech Week caters to the needs of remote workers, entertainment and sport lovers as it gives them the opportunity to buy tech-related items at the most affordable prices.

“The campaign caters to everyone with gadget needs: those working from home who need laptops, storage devices; gamers who need the latest video game; gadget lovers in need of latest phones; entertainment and sport lovers in need of speakers, earphones and television sets can shop for them during the Tech Week. All you need is download the JumiaApp, register and start shopping,” he said.

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The Campaign will also feature March 1st and 5th as explosion days during which customers can get products at giveaway prices. Customers will also stand a chance to win prizes during daily Flash sales, Treasure Hunt, spin & win sessions.

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Verdant Zeal Wins 1st AAAN President Cup FIFA Tournament

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The Association of Advertising Agencies Nigeria (AAAN) just concluded its first
President’s Cup Football FIFA Tournament. The tournament which started on
Tuesday, February 16th ended on Friday, February 26th held at the AAAN
Secretariat and was streamed live on the AAAN social media platforms.

According to the Chairman of the Events Planning Committee, Mr. Doyin
Adewumi, fifteen (15) agencies participated in the competition for the grand
prize of two hundred thousand naira (N200,000), while the first and second
runners-up get N100,000 and N50,000 respectively.

After a gruelling match, the victory went to VD Team from Verdant Zeal who
beat Tequila Limited; 5 – 2, becoming the first agency to win the first ever
AAAN President’s Cup Football FIFA Tournament.

The President of the Association, Mr. Steve Babaeko during the presentation
of the cup noted that the purpose of the tournament was to bring young
practitioners together through a healthy competition as well as foster a
healthy rivalry and relationship amongst them.

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