Our history started in year 2000 as a small holder family owned poultry farm in Awka Anambra state, and a few years later our founder Godwin Okeke Johnson expanded into the commodities business, traveling to the Northern part of the Country to buy food spices and commodities to trade and sell in the southern part of Nigeria. And over the next 10 years the small holder family owned company had become a household name in certain parts of Nigeria. The interests of the family owned company was acquired through merger and acquisition to create the Unigold Foods Ltd and with our founders principled stand on how business should be conducted the new generation of managers of the company has grown and taken the company to new heights. The company has grown to become a major food company engaged in the production and distribution of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), crop farming, animal protein production, food processing, food transport and logistics and warehousing and is now one of Nigeria's major food companies.
The journey to becoming a leader in the Nigerian food industry has not always been easy. But our achievements have always obscured our challenges and they continue to motivate us as we embrace the challenges and responsibilities of providing food products in Nigeria and the continent of Africa.
The story of Unigold Foods is based on commitment to hard work and purpose. Our key focus is putting food on the table of every Nigerian in a timely and innovative way and becoming a truly global African company. We are more than just a food company that produces animal protein products, but rather we are food innovators who believe that the 21st century will belong to companies such as ours. That the future of Africa lies where there is a combination of opportunity and capability by companies for the betterment of the people and that such a synergy will create affordable and wholesome food products for Nigerians and Africans in general.
We are steadfast in our ambition to become the No. 1 food producer in Nigeria and have passion for food. We are of the opinion that where there is available food the people are happy and productive. As we expand we take seriously our responsibility to be a force for good, solve socioeconomic problems and make Nigeria and Africa a better place.