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Company in Focus: Flour Mills of Nigeria celebrates 60 years of feeding the nation

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Flour Mills of Nigeria

…Commemorating a rich history in Nigeria

…A legacy of impactful investments, job creation, community development, and economic growth.

TUE, 29 SEPT, 2020-theGBJournal- Incorporated in September 1960 and quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) since 1978, Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) Plc, owners of the iconic Golden Penny Food brand is one of Nigeria’s leading food and agro-allied companies. With a broad basket of food products and robust pan-Nigerian production, distribution, and supply chain network, the company is a fully integrated and diversified food and agro-allied group.

Through its five core food value chains: Grains, Sweeteners, Oils and Fats, Proteins, and Starches, the iconic brand strives in its purpose to “Feed the Nation, Everyday”, creating value along the entire food chain with its “farm-to-table” model as well as providing inputs and know-how to farmers, aggregating and sourcing crops and raw materials to supply its world-class processing facilities across Nigeria, and distributing its innovative food brands to its customers.

This year, the company turns 60 years, an important milestone which it will commemorate with plethora of activities that will be taking place over the next few months. The anniversary celebration will kick off with the unveiling of an anniversary logo along with its revamped website, www.fmnplc.com. Interesting press and videos will highlight historical events, milestones and giveaways opportunities.

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.

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 its connection with Nigeria truly runs deeper.

‘’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,’’ FMN said in a note to theGBJournal Monday.

‘’In this symbolic year of our existence, the dramatic upsurge of the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives, livelihood, communities and businesses worldwide. The socio-economic impact caused by the pandemic has emphasized the true value of our commitment to our nation and customers. This is evident in our drive to mitigate the effects of the pandemic through food support donations to vulnerable Nigerians.’’

Also, 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.

Meanwhile, FMN promises to regularly update its microsite, www.fmnplc.com/60years with additional information, images, videos and celebratory promotions.

Customers can share their experiences about any of the company’s products by participating in social media conversation through #FMN@60.

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