Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, has commended the Nigerian Breweries Plc for its role in the economic development of the state, noting that the brewer is the largest tax payer in Kaduna.
The governor who was at the recently concluded Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit (KadInvest 2.0) had stopped by Nigerian Breweries stand, and said that the brewer plays a big role in the state as far as investment and economic development are concerned and remains a concrete testimony of the friendly business and investment environment the state is promoting.
El-Rufai, who was at the trade event in the company of chieftains of APC including its national chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, Kano State Governor, Alhaji Umar Ganduje, the Governor of Zamfara State and Chairman of the Nigerian Governor’s Forum, Alhaji Abdullazeez Abubakar Yari, and the Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, Barrister Ibrahim Hassan maintained that Nigerian Breweries Plc was a shining example in corporate Nigeria and a strategic partner for development in the state given its huge investments and social intervention programmes in Kaduna.
L-R: Zamfara State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Alh. Abdullazeez Abubakar Yari; Kaduna State Governor and Summit host, Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai; Kano State Governor, Alh. Umar Ganduje; APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun and Mr. Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser of Nigerian Breweries Plc pointing out a thing of interest to the visitors at NB s Stand during the Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit held in Kaduna.
While welcoming Governor El-Rufai and his entourage to the company’s stand, the Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Kufre Ekanem, said Kaduna State was a friendly environment for investment and has been home to Nigerian Breweries since 1964 when its first brewery was built in Kakuri.
Mr. Ekanem thanked the Kaduna State government for its support over the years stressing that the company will continue to be a partner for growth and development in the state in line with its commitment to supporting the development aspirations of its host governments and communities.
He commended the governor for his commitment to the promotion of investment and economic growth in the state, pointing out that Kaduna remains a home for Nigerian Breweries given its successful operations in the state for over 50 years.
“We want to remain an active development partner to the state and look forward to working closely with you in this regard. This is what informs our support not only for this Summit but also other initiatives designed to make the business environment in Kaduna more conducive and friendly,” he added.