The govt. of edo state has joined Guinness Nigeria Plc to create 200,000 jobs in the next 4 years from the newly commissioned 1.2 million spirit production line of company. Godwin Obaseki made the appeal during the commissioning of the manufacturing line for the local production of the company’s spirit brands in Nigeria.
Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki while speaking at the commissioning of the new production line located within the Guinness Breweries, Ikpoba hill Benin, said that the state government would like to partner with Guinness Nigeria to create a minimum of 200,000 jobs over the next 4 years in line with his administration’s agenda. He recalled with nostalgia his long personal relationship with the brand as a stockbroker commended the board and management for the feat, and urged other companies to see the current economic downfall as an opportunity for backward integration and expansion of their business horizons.
This is a company I am very close to and very fond of, and so I am quite excited that one of my first official corporate functions as Governor is to commission the new spirits line for the company, we are very pleased that Guinness is part of the landscape of Benin and Edo State and has been so since 1974. And so for us you are a partner, and as a state we will take our partnership very seriously.
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