As part of efforts aimed at increasing the production of dairy products in Nigeria, a Dutch dairy company, Friesland Campina, has said it will invest about twenty-three million Euros in the nation’s dairy production.
Chief Executive Officer of the company, Hein Schumacher, disclosed this to journalists after a meeting with the vice-president Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Friday.
“We are investing around 23 million Euros in new facilities in order to have fresh milk-ready to drink milk, and in order to have fresh milk for the consumer, you need local production; you cannot import fresh milk from Europe.” He said.
Explaining the proposed investment further, Managing Director of Friesland Campina WAMCO Nigeria, Ben Langart, said that the discussion with the vice president centered on dairy development programme and the obstacles the company is facing in Nigeria.
In his words, “So, we had discussions on how to scale this up, what challenges we are facing and how to make it bigger from what it is today.”