Lifebuoy Signs MOU With Osun In Commemoration Of Global Hand-Washing Day


LifebuoyTo commemorate the Global Hand-washing Day, Unilever through its Lifebuoy soap has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Osun State Government with a view to improving hygiene among the teeming youths population in the state.

The key objective of the MOU is to share a common vision and improve the health and wellbeing of Nigerian children through implementation of integrated school health education and behavioural change activities around hygiene, oral care, nutrition and sustainable energy consumption as part of their commitment and dedication of resources into measurable results for all children.

Speaking at the Global Hand-washing Day celebration in the State of Osun, Brand Building Director, David Okeme, represented by Nutrition and Health Manager, West Africa, Unilever, Dr. Victor Ajieroh said: “Unilever is happy to be part of the 2013 celebration of the Global Hand-washing Day in collaboration with the State Government of Osun, the Partnership for Child Development and other stakeholders.”

While lauding the initiative, Governor Rauf Aregbesola, noted that the state is in collaboration with Unilever, as part of its commitment to leave no stone unturned to make it a model state for hygiene. “We use this opportunity to create awareness in the general populace to imbibe the culture of hand-washing, to sensitize policy makers, to give proper attention to schools to provide hand-washing materials,” he stressed.