This is great news for the people of the ancient city if Benin. However, it will be interesting to see how this benefits shareholders.
Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Friday, lauded Guinness Nigeria Plc. for investing about N35bn in expanding the capacity of its Benin Brewery. Comrade Oshiomhole described the company as a valued private sector partner with the best interest of the people and government of Edo State at heart. He attributed the increased inflow of investment into the state from the company, to a great extent, to the enabling environment created in the state through focused and visionary leadership.
This came to the fore during a working visit to the Edo State Government House by the management of Guinness Nigeria Plc, led by its Managing Director and Chief Executive, Mr. Seni Adetu.
Commending the management of Guinness Nigeria Plc., the governor said, “The sheer size of this new investment in the Benin Brewery indicates that Edo State is a safe haven for long-term investment. It is a strong vote of confidence in the state and in the economic development programme of our administration which seeks to fast track development and employment creation.