Goran Sladic, managing director of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), has said it has invested $1.32 billion to enhance operational capacity, revolutionise supply chain infrastructure and provide extensive training to the workforce within the last decade.
He disclosed this during a recent visit by Doris Uzoka-Anite, minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment to NBC.
“We are thrilled at the opportunity to host the honorable minister and appreciate the government’s commitment to engaging with industry stakeholders,” he said.
Sladic added that the past decade has been a testament to their unwavering dedication to placing consumers at the core of our operations.
“Our commitment has extended beyond our products to encompass a wide range of community initiatives, focusing on empowering women and youth, championing water stewardship, and promoting environmental sustainability and efficient waste management.”
Uzoka-Anite, minister of industry, trade, and investment, said she was delighted to be at NBC and recognise its rich history in Nigeria which spans over 70 years.
“Our visit today is in line with the president’s commitment to promoting industrialisation in the country. We are committed to ensuring we create the enabling environment for businesses to thrive and grow. We are passionate about reducing poverty and ensuring that we support economic growth with the appropriate fiscal policies,” she said.
She further reiterated her ministry’s commitment to open dialogue and collaborative efforts with key players in the private sector to address challenges and explore growth opportunities, stressing the need to drive economic prosperity through public-private sector partnership.