Children are undoubtedly the future of every nation and in a bid to ensure their childhood is filled with fun memories, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Nigeria’s leading noodles brand, Indomie Instant Noodles, organised a fun-filled children’s party for over 100,000 school children across the nation, as part of activities to mark the 2019 Children’s Day celebration.
At the venue of one of this year’s week long programmes, held at the Apapa Amusement Park, Dufil hosted over 10,000 children from different schools within Lagos to fanfare and celebration. The celebration was aimed at nurturing children by showing them love and giving them the attention they deserve, especially as they mark Children’s Day.
Indomie treated the kids and their guardians to various fun activities which included bumper car, carousel, the rockets, the pirates’ ship, the spinner, the tea cup, disco ride, and the air bicycle, all in a bid to strengthen the out of home social interactions of Nigerian children.
Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, who was represented at the occasion by Mrs. Oyindamola Ogunsanwo, commended Dufil Prima Foods Plc for their efforts in always making the Children’s Day celebration a memorable one for children, especially by making it a week long program so that children from far and near can attend.
“Your organisation has been such an exemplary corporate citizen, playing a great role in lifting the society and reducing unemployment among our youth. Thank you for your patriotic spirit.” She said.
According to the First Lady, Children’s Day is a day set aside for kids to merry and enjoy and also for us as adults to appreciate the value and joy children bring to our world.
Speaking at the event, the Group Public Relations and Events Manager, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Mr. Tope Ashiwaju, explained that the celebration which is replicated across various parts of Nigeria has been decentralized to make it accessible to more children nationwide. He stated that the Indomie Children’s Day celebrations is an annual activity which the company has consistently celebrated for over a decade as one of its avenues to celebrate with the Nigerian child especially in the face of challenges faced by families in the country.
According to him, “One of the reasons for this fun-filled event is because some of these kids may not have had the privilege to come to such fun places to celebrate children’s day, as some of their parents may not have the time or resources to do. So, the brand is filling the gap and providing a great experience for the kids to have fun with their favourite brand.”
“As a brand, we acknowledge the Nigerian child as an integral part of our brand’s success story, as they remain our core brand loyalists and major drivers of the Indomie brand. Dufil Prima Foods is positively geared towards ensuring the continued upliftment of the Nigerian child through activities such as this Children’s Day party, the Indomie Independence Day Award (IIDA), Indomie Fans Club (IFC), schools inter house sports, schools prize giving day, school feeding programme, school and hospital donations, LEARN initiative and several other ongoing activities.” he said.
The National Coordinator, Indomie Fan Club, Mrs. Faith Joshua also thanked the representative of the First lady for her presence and the children for making the day grand. She said Indomie has celebrated children in numerous ways for many years and has made it a tradition to continue to put smiles on the faces of children for many years to come. The Indomie Children’s Day celebration for Indomie Fan Club which started on Monday, 20th May will round up on Monday, 27th May, 2019.