Berger Paints is set to partner with the Lagos State Government on infrastructural development in the state. This is reportedly in line with the agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on developing projects and capacity building.
The partnership was disclosed in a meeting held between the Directors of the company and some government officials in Lagos during a visit to the Government House.
Speaking on the reasons for the partnership, the Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, who represented the governor, said the value propositions of the paints-manufacturing company was in line with the agenda of the state government.
Hamzat assured Berger Paints of the government’s willingness to go on with the partnership in order to achieve its infrastructural goals in the state. He also commended for its trailblazing successes in many areas of its operations.
Also commenting during the visit was the Chairman of Berger Paints Nigeria Plc, Mr Abi Ayida who said the company’s innovative policy, dynamic board and management and tested human capital was responsible for the company’s profitable performance.
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He commended the state government for placing premium on the development of infrastructure, noting that Berger Paints has a lot to support the government in the execution of its infrastructural projects.
He also pointed out the leading position of the paints-manufacturing company, citing its new automated water-based paint factory, the first of its type in Sub-Sahara Africa.
“Berger Paints Nigeria Plc is the only paint manufacturing company in Nigeria actively operating in the four key segments: decorative and architectural coatings, marine and protection coating, automotive vehicle refinishes and wood finishes. The company has a reputation for being the first in setting standards in the paint industry,” Ayida said as reported by The Nation.
About Berger Paints: The company commenced operations in Nigeria on January 9, 1959, with registration number RC.1837. Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London, in 1760.
The company operates in 5 business segments, which include Decorative/Architectural finishes, Industrial Coatings, Marine & Protection coatings, Automotive/Vehicle refinishes, Wood Finishing and Preservers.