Written by Godfrey AKON

FG to support indigenous companies on job creation

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr.  Adeniyi Adebayo, has expressed Federal Government’s commitment to support indigenous companies who are willing to provide employment opportunities for unemployed youth in the country.

Adebayo disclosed this when he hosted a delegation from Kimberly Clark's, a products company in Nigeria, led by its Consultant and two times Minister of Commerce and Industry,  Mrs. Nike Akande, in Abuja.

The minister said, “Buhari’s administration will continue to provide enabling environment for Nigerian Industries to operate as this will boost the economic growth and development of the country,” a statement by the Deputy Director of Press, Mr. Ibrahim Haruna, said.

Earlier, Akande said the company was willing to support President Buhari’s next level agenda of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 Years, saying that “Kimberly Clerk"s is a leading products company in Nigeria which produces Huggies baby diapers, Kotex Sanitary pads and panty liners, adding that the company plans to create 5,000 jobs in the next 3-5 Years.

She further stated that her company will ensure sustainable growth of manufacturing in Nigeria by providing quality health and hygienic solutions for consumers including babies and their mothers across the country.

She explained that Kimberly-Clark invested in a multi-million diaper manufacturing facility in Ikorodu, Lagos and plans to serve not only Nigerian consumers with high quality and affordable products but plans to export its products.

Akande commended President Buhari for supporting local manufacturers as, while promising to add value to the economy by providing job opportunities for Nigerians and increased revenue for government.

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