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  • News - South West - Oyo
  • Updated: January 28, 2024

Ibadan explosion: Unilever donates items to victims

Ibadan explosion: Unilever donates items to victims

Nigerian firm, Unilever Nigeria has donated some of its products to victims of the Ibadan explosion.

The donations were to complement the efforts of the Oyo State Government in helping the explosion victims and included body creams, toothpaste, seasoning, and other health and hygiene products.

It will be recalled that an explosion rocked the Bodija area of Ibadan on January 18, leaving some people dead, while many were injured and properties worth millions of naira damaged.

According to a statement on Saturday, the items were delivered to the state government by the Unilever team led by the Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business, Unilever Nigeria, Godfrey Adejumoh.

“Unilever Nigeria has donated a range of its products to the Oyo State Government in connection to the incident in the Bodija area of Ibadan, the state capital.

“We understand the immense discomfort caused by this event, and we are committed to complementing the state government’s efforts for immediate relief and support to those affected.

“Our thoughts are with them, and we extend our heartfelt message of care and comfort to them. We are deeply connected to the communities where we operate and believe in standing by them always.

“We are confident that through collective efforts, Ibadan and the entire people of Oyo State will emerge stronger and better from this incident.”

The statement added that the donation was well-received on behalf of the state government by the Head of the Emergency Medical Team and Special Adviser to the state Governor, Prof Temitope Alonge, who expressed the state government’s gratitude for the timely gesture.

“We appreciate Unilever’s timely and much-needed support during this crucial period. The donation will go a long way in providing comfort to the affected individuals and families when they are finally resettled.”

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