Mr. John Musunga, Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria Plc, said that starting a business in Edo State is relatively easy, mainly due to the cooperation of the people and the Edo State Government.
The general manager made the remarks while leading a Guinness team on a courtesy visit to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, a statement said.
He also expressed Guinness’s commitment to more socio-economic engagement programs that will improve the living standards of the state’s residents.
In return for the state’s gesture of goodwill, Musunga said, “The Guinness Nigeria Program W Women’s Empowerment Program has empowered over 100 women in Edo State.
“Beneficiaries of the program received seed funding, start-up assets and were trained in basic business and accounting skills to run their trades.
“The Plan W empowerment program is part of our tactical deployment under the Diversity and Inclusion Program, with more than 900 beneficiaries in Nigeria.”
He added: “We plan to expand our investments in Nigeria. Against the backdrop of rumors that Guinness is planning to leave Nigeria, we recently committed millions of dollars to factories across the country, including in Benin, so that we can create more jobs and contribute our quota to the socio-economic growth and development of Nigeria. Nigeria and its people.”
In his speech, Obakiki said his administration is working non-stop to improve the state’s economic climate for investors, according to the statement.
“As a government, we encourage people to come to the state for business, we’re building a transport hub, we’re building parks to organize traffic,” Obaseki noted.
“In terms of skills and capacity building, we are training our young people in skills and technology. From the government side, we are ensuring that our GDP grows significantly.”
He urged the Guinness Benin plant to use Western Boys High School as a technical and vocational education training center and said his government placed a strong emphasis on skills and capacity building.