BSNL Limited: Committed To Ending Malnutrition In Africa

BSNL Limited: Ending Malnutrition In Africa
BSNL Limited: Ending Malnutrition In Africa

BNSL Limited, formerly known as Bio Organics Nutrients Systems Limited is a world class authority on vitamins, minerals, and nutraceuticals. We manufacture and distribute our own brand of nutrient-enriched premixes and veterinary drugs using current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

BNSL Limited constantly strives to maintain the most stringent global and local standards in our area of operation while acquiring state of the art equipment. We work closely with regulatory bodies such as NAFDAC, SON and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). We are GFSI FSSC 22000 certified and Halal certified from Intertek.

Periodically, BNSL Limited’s manufacturing facility is audited by both local and international regulatory and certification bodies to ensure conformity to established standards and regulations.

Today, I am here to present to you all, our re-launch of the micronutrient powder –ENRICH, focused predominantly on young children. The aim of this re-launch is to bring the world’s attention to the plight of hundreds of millions of malnourished children all over the world, most especially, within Africa.

Nigeria, a middle-income country is home to the highest number of stunted children in the continent, and ranks 3rd globally with more than 10million stunted children, (DHS 2008). 41% of all children under 5 are chronically malnourished and 23% are underweight. 1 million children in this group die annually.

BSNL Limited: Ending Malnutrition In Africa

This menace is usually caused by poverty, poor child feeding practices, lack of proper sanitation, lack of clean water, inadequate maternal nutrition and uninformed practices amongst others.

The magnitude of the problem must be met with a response that reflects the scale and gravity of the situation. In this regard, BNSL Limited looks forward to delivering fortification as an efficient solution to a national challenge, and to drive a meaningful impact.

Enrich is a micronutrient powder is to be sprinkled and mixed with ready to eat food. It is a blend of essential vitamins and minerals, with specially encapsulated iron, for easier digestion.

Enrich provides a convenient formulation for supplementing any low nutrient food. Majorly, it is targeted to meet the daily recommended nutrient intake of children above 6 months of age. The features are as follows:

  • Free flowing powder
  • It is relatively tasteless
  • Does not change the taste, smell or color of the food
  • Enrich is packed in 1g sachet, with 60 sachets placed in a single box.

BNSL Ltd has successfully delivered over 20million micronutrient powder sachets to various Government agencies, private companies and development partners from 2014 till date.

The Managing Director, Chioma Odimegwu has over 12 years of experience in business development, strategy, marketing, and economic analysis both locally and internationally. Her drive for partnerships cuts across all industries in Nigeria, and she has succeeded in building strong relationships with clients and key stakeholders in the FMCG and Agriculture industries.

She kicked off her career as a Relationship Officer at the United Bank for Africa, New York. After which, she became an Adviser to the United Nations on economics and finance, representing Nigeria.  Notably, she has worked as a Marketing Manager at Citibank, Google and Jumia Food developing their respective marketing growth engines.