- Commission state of the art manufacturing line for its Always Brand
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. "
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.