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Unilever boss expresses confidence in Lagos economic drive

Managing Director of Unilever Group, Mr. Yaw Nsarkoh, on Wednesday expressed confidence in the investment drive of the Lagos State Government.

He said investors were optimistic of the state’s administration’s quest to create an enabling environment for the business endeavours in the state to thrive.

Nsarkoh spoke when he led top management of the company on a courtesy visit to Governor Ajkinwunmi Ambode at the Lagos House, Ikeja.

He said the governor, since assumption of office, had shown his desire to attract new investments to the state by showcasing long term investors, who had been in Lagos and who had been able to succeed in their business as shining examples to attract new investment into the state.

Nsarkoh added, “Though the governor has only just assumed office, I can say that he is committed to creating an enabling environment for business going by the conversation he’s been having with people and investors like myself because I am not just the only leader of private sector business that he speaks to.

“He has shown that commitment and it’s up to all of us to now work in collaborative ways and partnership so that we can achieve the governor’s vision.”

Briefing newsmen on the import of the visit, Nsarkoh, who was accompanied by top management team of Unilever, said it was a follow-up to an earlier discussion with the governor on how to collaborate.

He said it was to “champion the cause of what we call partner to win and improve the industrial base of Lagos state by bringing in suppliers for a supply base that may not hitherto exist in Lagos”.

The Managing Director, who also handed a memento to the governor, which he described as “signifying our joint commitment to sustainable development goals-a sustainable living plan, which articulates the fact that business can do well by doing good things to the society”.

He added, “So if you look at the way we develop our brands, we always try to see how we can increase the social impact, for example we have fortified Knorr bullion cube with iron therefore contributing to the elimination of the problem of anemia in the state.”

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