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To commemorate the United Nations' World Water Day, Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) has hosted 200 crop and fish farmers in six states across Nigeria to a session on water management and food security facilitated by experts from agriculture and water resources fields. The event was held in Abuja, Lagos, Enugu, Owerri, Ilorin and Jos.

Mrs. Adeyanju Olomola, Head of Public Affairs and Communications of NBC said in a statement that, 'In alignment with this year's theme of 'Water and Food Security' we are hosting farmers from our host communities as the 2012 'Water Ambassadors' to jointly reflect on the importance of water in food production.'

'Statistics show that there is a correlation between dearth of water and hunger and diseases. Therefore, it becomes imperative that we appreciate the need to maximise water use to ensure food security for our teeming population. We hope that as we leave here, we have all imbibed some water conservation practices to ensure that we have water all year round for agricultural production.'

Since 2009, NBC has leveraged the United Nations' Water Day to engage yearly with strategic segments of its society to advocate for safe water practices under its 'Water Ambassadors' programme.

In 2010, the company hosted Nigerian students across the country on a similar programme to enlist the students as advocates of water issues in their different communities.