A leading manufacturer of flexible, reconstituted and rigid foams, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc has again kept to its long tradition of over one decade of donating gifts to the first baby of the year and the management of Lagos Island Maternity Hospital (LIMH) in fulfillment of the company’s operation as a good corporate citizen.
The first three babies of 2019 born , at the LIMH were the centre of attraction on the New Year’s Day, during the presentation of gifts by the management of Vitafoam Nigeria Plc.
The first baby of the year was delivered at exactly 12.00am to the family of Mr and Mrs Adegbesan, a male child, weighing 3.7 kg. The second baby, by Mrs. Taiwo at exactly 12:01am, a female child, weighing 2.8 kg, and the third was delivered by Mrs Ojewale at exactly 1:58am, a male child weighing 2.9kg.
Presenting the gifts to including wooden baby cots, matteresses, pillows, duvet, baby pillows, feeders and lots more to the first baby, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc’s Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Taiwo Adeniyi explained that it was consistent with the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy.
He explained that it had been a sustainable tradition of the company to be involved in the part of a child’s life and this shall always be at the core of our annual visit to LIMH.
According to him, a child of today is tomorrow’s leader and his upbringing will go a long way into the factors that shape his adulthood. Adeniyi noted that children’s products occupy pride of place in the company’s diversified portfolios which take into consideration the needs of various groups in the society.
“Vitafoam has been known over the years for good quality products, believes in being part of the child’s life from cradle. We have always been known to provide for the home, every age set you find in the home. We have products that meets the needs of the baby up to when it becomes a toddler and then, when he eventually grows up to become an adult.
“ We believe that if we are part of the child’s life from cradle, there is every chance that the child will use Vitafoam’s products as he grows up. The child will recommend Vitafoam to others, then, it continues from one generation to another. We are part of the child’s life from the day the child is born, that is our motivations,” Adeniyi said.
Also, in support of maternal and child birth in Lagos state and as part of her annual usual practice, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc also donated quality mattresses to the management and of LIMH to ensure that the hospital’s facilities are always is in good state. Adeniyi who noted that Lagos Island Maternity had been widely acknowleged as the baby factory of Nigeria said the gesture was significant, because, if babies are not being born, there would be no continuity,
“ In the history of Lagos State, if there is anywhere they call baby factory, it is Lagos Island Maternity Hospital. There is no other Hospital that delivers as much as this Hospital delivers and that is why it is our choice. Moreso, we always want to be part of the first choice. He said.
Commending Vitafoam Nigeria Plc for the donation, The Chief Medical Director of LIMH, Dr Olumuyiwa Eniayewu praised the management of the company, pledging to Put the materials to good use
” We are really impressed by your compound gifts this year. We thank Vitafoam for responding with these gifts. We shall make good use of them. We wish Vitafoam continuous success as the number one brand in the industry and we pray that the company will continue to grow stronger “he stated.
In a similar vain, the mother of the first baby of the year, Mrs Basirat Adegbesan expressed gratitude to God for her safe delivery and appreciated Vitafoam for the gifts donated to her new born baby.
According to her, she underwent normal labour as there was no complications saying Lagos island Maternity Hospital is where I used to have my children. This is my fourth child here. Their services have always improved.
“ Also, I thank the Management of Vitafoam for the gifts to my new born baby. The company will continue to grow higher”, she said.