14 August 2017

Nigeria: Firm Eulogizes Community, Labour Partnership

Abeokuta — Beverages manufacturing firm, Nestle Nigeria Plc has hinted of its plan to expand its production facility in Sagamu, Ogun State to be able to provide more employment opportunities for indigenes.

The Head, Human Resources, Sola Adeyosoye who disclosed this when the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) paid a courtesy visit to the company said that the Sagamu plant is currently occupied with production activity which is quite small for the land, "and this is deliberate, because we have an expansion plan for the land. In the very near future, we are coming up with a production that will provide more employment opportunities for people in the area."

The Human Resources manager acknowledged the positive role the organised labour has been playing to the growth of the company, saying, "here at Nestle, we give credit to whatever success we achieved to the labour (staff) who have always been faithful to us. We have the best working staff in the country with us. They engage us with top quality ideas. No matter the level of education you have, the workers here will match you on any issue. The partnership is not something you get everywhere."

The Ogun State chairman of the NLC, Comrade Akeem Ambali said the team was impressed by the environment and hygiene nature the company provide, stressing that the visit was meant "to familiarize with the company and not to come and bang the table with the management.

Ambali suggested that for future growth of the company, there is need for more research and development in order to ahead of its competitors.

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