Nestlé Nigeria has inaugurated its Milo Ready-To-Drink beverage production plant in order
to meet growing consumer demand in the country, with the investment helping to create 100 additional jobs.
The plant is part of the existing Agbara factory, which has been operating for 37 years and will produce Nestlé Milo Ready-To-Drink (RTD) beverage in 18cl cartons and has a yearly production capacity of more than 8,000 tonnes.
Vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who inaugurated the plant, said: “This new plant is a reflection of the continued confidence the industry has in the robustness of our economy. We are grateful to Nestlé for these significant investments, particularly for locating its factories in rural communities and sourcing its raw materials from local farmers contributing to the sustainable development of Nigeria.”
Mauricio Alarcon, the chief executive of Nestlé Nigeria, said: “The Nestlé Milo RTD is complementing the existing range of offerings of our iconic Milo brand. It is conveniently packaged to offer the unique Milo taste and meet the nutrition needs of active children on the go. This is in line with the company’s commitments to enable healthier and happier lives.”