This year marks an important milestone for Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc as it commemorates 60 great years of enriching lives and empowering communities.
Exactly sixty years ago, FMN was born through the vision and dedication of its Founding Father, George Stavros Coumantaros, to create a winning brand that would one day become a household name in Nigeria.
Since then, FMN and the iconic Golden Penny food brand has truly evolved to become a family favourite and a trusted source of nutrition for millions of Nigerian families.
A statement by the company said from generation to generation, FMN and Golden Penny have been with Nigerians, through the best of times and at the most difficult of times.
“A testament to the fact that our connection with our beloved country truly runs deep. So, as our nation celebrates its 60th anniversary, we are proud to celebrate our shared history by recognizing the people who have supported our vision through the years. We want to say thank you to Nigeria for standing with us over the years while also shining a light on the people who are rarely in the spotlight; our employees, partners, dealers and stakeholders.
Redefining the role of the Private Sector in this symbolic year of our existence, the dramatic upsurge of the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives, livelihood, communities and businesses worldwide,”the company said.
Flour Mills of Nigeria stated further in the statement that the socio-economic impact caused by the pandemic has emphasized the true value of its commitment to the nation and customers.
The company noted that this is evident in its drive to mitigate the effects of the pandemic through food support donations to vulnerable Nigerians.
Flour Mills of Nigeria emphasised that, ” in helping to redefine the role of the private sector, FMN in the wake of the pandemic, exhibited its leadership position by keying into its global supply network to donate critical medical supplies at a time when the world was experiencing a widespread shortage of critical medical supplies. The donation to over 15 states across the nation, catered for vulnerable Nigerians with food supplies and significantly expanded Nigeria’s testing capacity with 60,000 test kits, supporting the NCDC to manage the pandemic in Nigeria more effectively”.