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Category Archives: Water

NUFBTE urges beverage firm not to engage expatriates

The National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) President, Comrade Lateef Oyelekan, has advised the management of La Casera Company not to allow foreign workers take over positions that are meant for Nigerians.

The union boss gave the advice when the new Managing Director of The La Casera Company, Mr. Chinedum Okereke, visited NUFBTE executives in Lagos.

Nestlé Nigeria, other get water license

The Federal Government has presented the Water Use License Certificate to two water companies, namely, Nestlé Nigeria PLC and Winners Power Garden for official extraction of water resources for their operations.

Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, made the presentation on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja.

The presentation ceremony was organised by the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission, the commission mandated for the issuance of licenses and the regulation of water resources in Nigeria.

Multinational firms band together to tackle plastic waste in Sub-Saharan Africa

A group of multinational firms with operations in Africa have come together to launch the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance in a bid to reduce the problem of plastic waste across the continent.

The companies – Diageo, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company, Nestlé and Promasidor unveiled the alliance at the CEO Africa Forum in Kigali, Rwanda.

FOBTOB launches empowerment scheme for members’ children

The Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) has launched a N1million empowerment scheme for children of its members who graduate with first class.

The union’s President, Quadri Olaleye, who revealed this at a luncheon in Lagos in honour of the media for their support for the union’s activities, explained that the award of N1million to brilliant youths was aimed at promoting academic excellence.

Recycling firm invests $8m in Ogun facility

Lexsz Plastics Limited, a polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottle recycling firm based in Ogun State has invested $8 million in a 10-acre factory located along the Lagos/Ibadan expressway.

The company said it made the investment after China, the world’s biggest importer of recycled plastics banned its import in 2018. The company exported most of its products to China.

Nestlé Waters Nigeria rebrands Nestlé Pure Life

Nestlé Waters Nigeria has re-launched its two variants of premium bottled water, Nestlé Pure Life and Nestlé Pure Life Protect.

The unveiling of the new packaging took place in Lagos on 28 January and was witnessed by the general public, major distributors and retailers of the company and the company’s support staff.

Speaking at the event, Gloria Nwabuike, Marketing Manager, Nestlé Waters Nigeria, explained that the bottles have been rebranded to highlight the new logo that carries a significant and relevant environmental message from the brand.

Union hails FG for addressing high number of ‘Expatriates’

The National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) has commended the Federal Government for tackling the influx of expatriates in the country.

NUFBTE President, Comrade Lateef Oyelekan, was quoted as saying that prior to the election of President Muhammadu Buhari, the country was bedeviled with influx of foreigners, who disguised as expatriates to corner the scanty jobs meant for Nigerians, thereby making more competent Nigerians second class citizens.

Pressure led us to re-purpose our Enugu plant – NBC

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has said that demand-side pressure on its products was the reason for the closure of its Enugu production plant.

The beverage giant, who is the sole bottler of Coca-Cola products in the country, announced in January that it was closing production at the Enugu plant and would re-purpose the facility as a material handling and logistic hub for the South East region.

Nigerian Bottling Company converts Enugu plant into a logistics, distribution hub

The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), the Nigerian subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC), announced that it has converted its Enugu bottling operation into a hub for material handling and logistics for the region.

The company said that its decision to transform the bottling operation into a logistics and distribution hub was due to the desire to deliver better value to its esteemed consumers and trade partners not only in Enugu State but in the entire South-East region.

Recycling critical to environmental preservation, jobs – FBRA

The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) has emphasised waste recycling, especially those of food and beverage packaging, as vital in environmental preservation.

According to FBRA, the value chain in the recycling process leads to job and wealth creation.