Unilever restates commitment to Nigeria’s growth

Unilever Africa President, Bruno Witvoet and Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

Unilever Africa President, Bruno Witvoet and Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

Unilever Africa President, Bruno Witvoet, has reassured of his company’s commitment to Nigeria’s economic growth.

He gave the assurance recently at a CEO Forum in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Witvoet had earlier in the year visited Nigeria where he met with top government officials, including the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr. Okey Enelamah, where he expressed his firm’s intention to strengthen its investments as well as avowal to growing business sustainability in the country.

At the event, he stated that the company was working on its backward integration plans, driving towards a 100 per cent local sourcing over time.

‘‘We are pleased and very confident to state that we are a Nigerian company and we are here to stay. We have been in the country for 92 years and will be here for another 92 years,” Witvoet stated.

Asked about the economic situation in the country, the Unilever boss said he believed the condition was improving, adding that the proposed new investment drive of his company would create employment opportunities, as workers would be recruited for the new production line, and in the farms for the production and sourcing of local raw materials.



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