Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Ogun State, Otunba Bimbola Ashiru, were among the stakeholders that joined executives and staff of Unilever Nigeria to officially open the innovative Blue Band manufacturing plant in Agbara, Ogun State.
During the launch, The Executive Vice President, Unilever Ghana Nigeria, Yaw Nsarkoh, said that the Blue Band factory is the latest addition to the various long-term investments Unilever has made in Nigeria, which would not have been possible without the support of all its stakeholders.
Yaw Nsarkoh said that this will sustainably serve our consumers, the new Blue Band factory is equipped with the Fast Blending technology.
This technology uses 50% less energy compared to other manufacturing processes that utilize heat exchangers. This recapitulates our commitment to decouple the growth of our business from environmental impact.
Commending Unilever Nigeria at the launch, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, described Unilever as a company that has shown and demonstrated confidence in the Nigerian economy through its continuous investment drive in the country.
“You have demonstrated resilience and shown your resolute commitment to investing in Nigeria. This is the only way we can grow this economy and create employ opportunities for Nigerians.” He said.
The launch event had members of the diplomatic corps in attendance – Deputy Director International Trade and Investment West Africa, Ben Ainsley and Head of Netherlands Representative, Lagos, Michel Deelen and the Alagbara of Agbara, Oba Jayeola Agunbiade amongst other stakeholders.
Blue Band, is a trusted and ideal brand among families for spreading on bread, cooking.