Friday, 25 November 2016

Ambode Commends Nigerian Breweries Plc on Job Creation Drive

The Lagos State government has looked for enhanced Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) in the State and nation to help local content and diminish unemployment proportion. Ambode Commends Nigerian Breweries Plc on Job Creation Drive

As per the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, Nigeria needs investment, for example, what Nigerian Breweries Plc has done to complement the endeavors of Federal Government in cutting down the twofold digit unemployment rate in the nation.

Ambode be that as it may, praised Nigerian Breweries Plc's investment drive in employment creation, reaffirming the State's dedication to giving an empowering environment to organizations to draw in both local and international investment into the nation.

The Governor during a courtesy visit to Nigerian Breweries to familiarize himself with the organization's operations, likewise praised the organization for its interests in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), keeping up this is the approach to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, battle inequality and foul play and handle environmental change by 2030.

As indicated by him, the organization has accomplished more as far as CSR is concern more than any organization in Lagos State, including that Nigerian Breweries has likewise contributed immensely to the development of the State in term of occupation and riches creation.

He said the company's turn into cassava production as an option for sugar is an appreciated advancement, calling attention to that it is in accordance with the present administration's push to differentiate the nation's monetary income far from oil.

"We have to revive the economy and the main way we can reactivate the economy is through non-oil assets. We will keep on supporting you inside and out we can so as to help your investment in the nation over. This visit marks a fresh start of numerous more associations to come," he said.

Prior, the Chairman, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Kola Jamodu, said the organization has advanced into 10 operating breweries, two malting plants, 19 brands and 54 Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) and at present employs around 4000 individuals supporting more than 500,000 jobs nationally.

“This includes 250,000 farmers working in our sorghum and cassava value chain. These include ancillary industries, entertainment and the likes,” he said.

He called on the state government to improve on the infrastructural facilities hindering investment, as he, however, commended the Governor’s development strides in road construction, improvement in security and support for the industry.

He said since it started operations in 1946 and brewed Nigeria’s first and leading beer in 1949, the company is proud to be in Lagos, adding that the State occupies a special place in the heart of the company.

“That commitment has driven our CSR footprints over the years. Our company has made several outstanding contributions towards the development of both human and infrastructural upliftment of the State.

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