CEM REPORT | Guinness Nigeria Plc has revealed that it plans to boost job creation and deepen investment through a planned expansion of it site in Benin.
The Company further said it would also invest in clean water projects for both the company’s utilisation, host as well as neighboring communities in the state.
The Managing Director, Guinness Nigeria, Baker Magunda, made the disclosure during a courtesy visit to the acting Governor of Edo, Comrade Philip Shaibu, in Benin.
“We are interested in the opportunities we see in Edo, Guinness success is beyond dividends for shareholders but impact on job creation as well as development of host communities.
“Water is important in what we do and we have invested in water recycling to save water and to enable host communities access potable water,” NAN reports.
While appreciating the state government for its long standing support to the Brewery’s investment in Edo, Magunda noted that, “we are involved in clean energy projects in West Africa and our goal is to take the project to sustainable level”.
The Corporate Relations Director, Guinness Nigeria, Rotimi Odusola, speaking on the day mentioned that the company’s water recovery plant in the state with a capacity to treat 800,000 cubic meters of water per day would be inaugurated in a month’s time.
He added that Guinness Nigeria, had enrolled students of host communities in scholarship scheme as well empowered women in the state.
Guinness on the day unveiled to the acting Governor, a new product Captain Morgan, brewed in Edo.
Shaibu, while commending the social corporate responsibility components of the company, sought for the company’s sponsorship for sporting activities in the state.
“We will like you to sponsor our programmes, especially sporting activities; the easiest way to reduce youth restiveness is engaging them in sports.
“We have identified 15 sporting events that we want to revamp in the state starting from January 2023.
“We want to take back our place in sports, we now have a standard lawn tennis court and we want Guinness to take advantage of branding the court with its different brands”.
He further assured the company of the government’s support in the Brewery’s site expansion project noting that the state promotes a private sector driven economy.
“When we have companies like you, issues of energy, clean water can be addressed by both government and private sector for the betterment of the people,”