The new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Abaji has come at a cost of NGN 5.6 billion ($28.2 million) and will create over a 100 new jobs for the local economy. The 14.6 hectare site will also support future demand and growth in the northern and western regions of Nigeria, Nestlé Waters said.
It will be the company’s second and most modern water processing facility in Central and West Africa, complementing the existing factory in southwestern Nigeria.
“We are committed to helping people lead healthier lives as water is surely the best way to fulfil daily hydration needs. Our goal is to provide families in Nigeria and all around the world with an affordable and convenient daily healthy hydration solution,” Nestlé Waters chairman and CEO, Marco Settembri said.
Commenting on the company's commitment to development in Nigeria, Nestlé Nigeria managing director Dharnesh Gordhon said: “Our company has been present in Nigeria for 55 years. We are committed to continue to bring significant value to society through local sourcing, the creation of jobs and by offering high-quality, nutritious foods and beverages to the Nigerian population.”