In its quest to achieve backward integration, Fan Milk Plc, a Danone Company has commenced work on a proposed site allocated by the Ogun State Government which will host its flagship dairy farm and training institute.
Fan Milk Plc is embarking on this project as part of its commitment to improving the local farmer and community participation in dairy farming, which is in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s backward integration programme for the improvement of local milk production and reinforcement of the Federal Government’s initiative to sustain the economy and achieving food self-sufficiency in the country.
The Managing Director of Fan Milk Plc, Mr Ferdinand Mouko, stated that the company was delighted by the support it has received for the project from the Ogun State Government, which ensured that the land allocation was completed in record time.
Mr Ferdinand stated during an interaction with the Vice President of Nigeria on the occasion of the French week 2020 virtual event organized by the Chamber “that the project in partnership with Ogun state is expected to produce 1.4 million liters of milk in the next 24 months”.
He also disclosed that the company’s project team had already moved to the site to commence land-clearing and other preliminary preparations to ensure an accelerated process for the project implementation.