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Unilever reaffirms commitment to operations in Nigeria

By Benjamin Alade   |   14 October 2016   |   3:13 am
Unilever Nigeria PLC

Unilever Nigeria PLC

In its resolve to sustain its investments in the country, Unilever Nigeria Plc has reiterated the company’s pledge to enhance local manufacturing in Nigeria.

Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Overseas Affairs and Investment; Prof. Ademola Abass, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Unilever, Marc Engel, mentioned that the company, which has been operating in Nigeria for over nine decades, would continue to invest in the country, albeit the prevailing economic challenges.

He said: “Nigeria is strategic to our business operations. This is why we remain committed to the country’s socio-economic development. We currently operate two manufacturing hubs in Nigeria, and we are already taking actions to increase our local manufacturing capacity.

He noted that the ongoing investments will not only provide additional employment opportunities for Nigerians, but will deliver further economic value through the development of a sustainable supply chain structure consisting of many local manufacturers”.

In his remarks, Abass, lauded the firm for its long serving history in Nigeria, and promised that the government would support Unilever in its expansion plan.

He stated that the office of Overseas Affairs and Investment will continue to perform its role as a one stop shop for investment in Lagos State, and ensure an ease of doing business in Nigeria.

He said, “Our aim is to provide the enabling environment to help businesses in Nigeria, hence we want to assure you of our continuous support in this regard as the present administration is passionate about the economic development of the state through foreign direct investment (FDI).”

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