Unilever Nigeria Plc has donated essential commodities through the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry to some residents in the Federal Capital Territory.
The donation was made to mitigate the effect of the lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Regional Sales Manager, Middle Belt, Unilever, Mr Jonathan Okeke, presented the essential commodities to the Director-General, ACCI, Ms Victoria Akai, in Abuja.
The products which would be distributed by the ACCI to various homes in the FCT comprised hand sanitisers, face masks, home and skin care products, cosmetics and other personal hygiene items.
Okeke said that due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerians, it was a call to action for Unilever to intervene and contribute to the lives of the citizens.
He said, “We are partnering the ACCI in distributing these items because it has direct access to a lot of women.
“We understand the period that we are into and how the pandemic has ravaged the whole world.”
He said that similar intervention had also been carried out in many states across the country to cushion the effects of the lockdown.
Akai, while commending Unilever for its gestures also noted that the ACCI was concerned about the economic effects of the pandemic and the lockdown on its members and Nigerians generally.
She said, “We are grateful to Unilever. These will go a long way to assist various homes in the FCT who are in need.”