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President Jonathan Commends NB Plc On Aba Brewery Expansion

Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has commended Nigerian Breweries Plc for its commitment and contribution to the Nigerian economy with the commissioning of the expanded ultra-modern Aba Brewery, Abia State.

The President who was represented at the ceremony by the Minister of Trade and Investment Dr. Olusegun Aganga, disclosed that the project reinforces the company’s support for the economic development goals of the country which is also reflected in the company’s creation of more than 279, 000 direct and indirect employment, 85 per cent of which is attributed to direct production. Dr. Aganga praised the management of the company for the laudable project, saying it was projects like this that contributed to the listing of the company as one of the top one hundred companies in Nigeria in 2014.

Speaking also at the commissioning ceremony, the Executive Governor of Abia State, Chief Theodore Orji enjoined the people of the State to continue to support Nigerian Breweries Plc as the expansion of its investment in the state will enhance direct and indirect employment, increase revenue generation to local, state and federal governments, while further assisting in the improvement of the standard of living of the people.

The expansion project in Aba Brewery involved a 100 percent optimization of the technical capacity of the brewery from 1.2million hectoliters to 2.4million hectoliters. The brewery has also been fitted with best in class equipment and promises to further enhance the leadership position of Nigerian Breweries in Nigeria. The ceremony was also attended by top management of the company, high ranking government officials, traditional rulers, the company’s business partners and the public.

About Nigerian Breweries PLC:
A member of the HEINEKEN Group, Nigerian Breweries Plc is the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria. Incorporated in 1946 as "Nigerian Brewery Limited", the company made history in June 1949 when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled out of its Lagos brewery bottling line. Today, it has a rich portfolio of 19 high-quality brands (such as Heineken, Desperados, Maltina, Life, Amstel Malta, Gulder, Fayrouz and Legend) produced from 9 breweries and 2 malting plants which are distributed nationwide. Nigerian Breweries is also a recipient of several awards and recognition in other areas of its operations including product quality, marketing excellence, productivity and innovation, health and safety, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability. To learn more, visit the Nigerian Breweries website:



Sade Morgan
Corporate Affairs Director



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