Friday, 2 June 2017

Procter & Gamble Expands Footprint in Nigeria

  • Commission state of the art manufacturing line for its Always Brand

 Procter & Gamble, a leading FMCG company, has expanded its footprint in Nigeria by commissioning a state-of-the-art production line for its P & G manufacturing site in Agbara, Ogun State. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria during a visit to the manufacturing plant on the 2nd of June 2017.

This is an assurance of P & G's commitment to continuing to contribute to Nigeria's economic and social development through its products. Nigeria is a key export hub for Africa and will lead the creation of jobs, SMEs and the development of human capital in the country.


Speaking during the commissioning, George Nassar, Managing Director, P & G Nigeria said, "P & G's growth and expansion plans for Nigeria are long-term. This investment is a testament to the industrial and infrastructural advancement that P & G is bringing not only to Nigeria, but to Africa as a whole. We delight in being a citizen citizen. "

Mrs. Yetunde Oni, Ag Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC); Otunba Bimbo Ashiru, Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Ogun State; Mrs Temitope Iluyemi, Director, Government Relations, P & G Sub-Sahara Africa; Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Ag President, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Mr George Nassar, Managing Director, P & G Nigeria; Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Governor, Ogun State and Mr. Segun Awolowo, Director General, Nigerian Export Promotion Council at the Agbara Plant, Ogun State, Friday
He also said, "I will invest even more in Nigeria and will continue to serve Nigerian girls and women."

According to him, "P & G makes it a point of importance as a means to increase our understanding of our customers' It is our hope that this new asset will further support the availability of the women and girls in Nigeria. "

While commending P & G, Ag. President Yemi Osinbajo, said the Federal Government of Nigeria is delighted to have a company that invests in Nigeria. According to him, "This investment is in tandem with the drive for the production of the companies that we produce locally and invest in human capital development. He encouraged other FMCGs to emulate P & G by investing in all the geopolitical areas of the country as this will aid the growth of the economy ".

Similarly, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the Governor of Ogun State, commended P & G for locating the factory in Agbara, Ogun State. In his words "Ogun state is fast becoming a global destination for investment. We look forward to embracing innovations, initiatives and more companies willing to support the vision of the Federal Government through local production ".

Other dignitaries who were present at the commissioning include, Mrs Yetunde Oni Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), amongst others.

P&G started operations in Nigeria in 1992 with the acquisition of the Richardson Vicks manufacturing plant in Ibadan by Procter and Gamble. Local production of Vicks and Always began in 1993 and Pampers in 1994. Since then, P&G has continuously expanded its offering to meet the needs and lifestyles of Nigerian consumers. The company commissioned a $300-million-dollar state of the art manufacturing plant located in Agbara Ogun State in 2014.

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