The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) humanitarian efforts in the North East recently received a boost when Dufil Prima Foods Plc., makers of Nigeria’s number one instant noodles;Indomie,donated 4,000 cartons of Indomie Noodles worth over 10 million naira for onward transfer to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The donation was presented by the Managing Director, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Mr Deepak Singhal, while on a courtesy visit to the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar atThe NAF Headquarters, Abuja.
The company noted with great interest, the remarkable support and intervention of the NAF to the IDPs, especially in the area of nutritional needs. The Managing Director disclosed that the company, having recognized the efforts of the NAF in alleviating the plights of the IDPs in the North East, had decided to identify with the remarkable initiative.
According to Mr Singhal, businesses and other human activities could only thrive in a peaceful and secured environment. He therefore commended the efforts of the NAF in collaboration with other security agencies in ensuring a safe and secured environment for all investors in the country. “The leadership of the Nigerian Air Force under the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar is doing a fantastic job. It is therefore important for us as a company and beneficiary of the dividends of the security to proudly identify with the NAF by giving our support towards the success of its humanitarian objectives in the North-East,” he said.
Receiving the donated items on behalf of the NAF, the Chief of Policy and Plans, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) James Gbum, who represented the CAS at the occasion, thanked the management of DUFIL Prima Foods Plc for identifying with the NAF humanitarian efforts at ameliorating the suffering of the IDPs. He assured the company that the items would be conveyed to the beneficiaries immediately.
AVM Gbum further stated that the NAF would continue to identify with the IDPs through its humanitarian intervention which he said was also instrumental to the successful prosecution of the war against insurgents.
Previous humanitarian efforts by Dufil also included the support of the Body Enhancement Foundation (BEF), formerly known as BEARS Foundation, a non-profit organisation that uses surgeries to restore the lives of underprivileged African men, women and children suffering from both congenital and developmental deformities in Nigeria since 2014; among several other noble initiatives.