As part of its continuous commitment to business sustainability in Nigeria, the Managing Director, Unilever Nigeria Plc, Mr. Yaw Nsarkoh, has said the company will continue to step up its capital investment in the country by enhancing its local manufacturing capacity.
He said this on Wednesday when he led the Management team of the multinational company on a courtesy visit to the Executive Governor of the state, H.E. Senator Ibikunle Amosun, at the governor’s office, Oke Mosan in Abeokuta.
The MD said the company which has been operating in the state since the 80s, has concluded plans to expand its business base in the country, albeit the prevailing economic challenges. He noted that the company is a proudly Nigerian business which has been in the country for over 90 years, and intends to stay for even longer.
According to Nsarkoh, “Ogun State is strategic to our business operations. We have been here for a long time and we hope to continue to do business here, add value to the community, to the people and the state at large. We believe in the survival of the community, because the community would drive the survival of any business.”
“As a company, we are committed to the growth and development of Nigeria and we will continue to do our best to support the various initiatives of government, while stepping up our capital investment in Nigeria.”
In his response, Governor Amosun, commended the company for their interest in the state, and promised that government would provide all the necessary assistance to Unilever in their expansion plan. He said his administration is committed to creating the required conducive environment for businesses to thrive.
He said, “The state has classified Unilever Nigeria as one of our stakeholders, one of the companies we will continue to encourage.”
“We will continue to partner with companies that adhere to best practices. We thank you for creating employment opportunities for our people; we look forward to having you as one of our partners during the forthcoming economic summit.”