Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, commission $100m diapers, sanitary napkin factory

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday commissioned a $100 million state-of-the-art premium diaper brand, hugsand leading brand of sanitary napkins: the Kotex factory at Odogunyan in Ikorodu, Lagos. The new plant, built by Kimberly-Clark Nigeria, furthers the company’s vision of providing “better care for a better world.” Operations at the facility, which covers 14,800 square meters of a total land area of ​​86,000 m², began in the last quarter of 2021, but the official opening date was scheduled for later in accordance with company regulations and guidelines. on COVID to organize meetings. Among those invited to the event were the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Richard Adebayo; the Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba; the Minister for Women’s Affairs, Pauline Tallen; Member of the House of Representatives (Ikorodu Constituency), Babajimi Benson; the Consul General of the United States, Claire Pierangelo; President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Mansur Ahmed; CEO, American Business Council, Margaret Olele. LR: Minister for Women’s Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen; the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; Kimberly-Clark Acting Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Mr. Fernando Baticon and a Kimberly-Clark Nigeria staff member during the commissioning of the new Kimberly-Clark Nigeria factory in Ikorodu, Lagos, on Friday 25 February 2022 Osinbajo said that the multi-million dollar investment is strategically aligned with the drive of the current administration for national production and the development of human capital. “Kimberly-Clark West Africa has grown from simply an investor in Nigeria to a formidable partner in realizing Nigeria’s economic goals, adding value through diversification,” said Mr. Osinbajo. “The company has commendably led significant social investments, including sponsoring the education of the dreamcatchers who danced here just moments ago. This factory, I am confident, will only mark the beginning of further investment in this and other sectors.” From left to right: Kimberly-Clark Acting Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Mr. Fernando Baticon; the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo and Kimberly-Clark Nigeria General Manager Vani Malik during the commissioning of Kimberly-Clark Nigeria’s new plant factory in Ikorodu, Lagos on Friday, February 25, 2022 Acknowledging the members of the women-led management team, whom he called “Amazons,” Mr. Sanwo-Olu acknowledged their importance to the Ikorodu community. ALSO READ: Adult Diapers: Conquering a $9 Billion Market Nobody Wants to Talk About “We are excited and happy with the value for Ikorodu and its surroundings. We are taking on the challenge of ensuring an enabling environment for investors to thrive and providing help to the people of Ikorodu,” the Governor said. “So, I want to join everyone in thanking and congratulating Kimberly-Clark on this great feat. As a government, we will continue to open up and we will continue to give opportunities to everyone.” LR: Senior Director of Government Relations, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Kimberly-Clark, Mr. Robert Mack; Government Relations Manager, Kimberly-Clark Nigeria and East Africa, Zainab Obagun; the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Kimberly-Clark Nigeria General Manager Vani Malik and Kimberly-Clark Acting Vice President Middle East and Africa Mr. Fernando Baticon during the commissioning of Kimberly-Clark Nigeria’s new factory in Ikorodu, Lagos, on Friday, February 25, 2022 US Consul General Claire Pierangelo also praised the company’s investment in the country and reiterated pride in the promise kept and achievements despite the challenges associated with doing business during and after the pandemic. In 2019, the company had announced its plans to close its factory, after a strategic review of its business model. It was explained that the closure of the factory would allow the company to be more flexible in investing in growth opportunities and to compete even more effectively in Nigeria. Now, less than two years later, Kimberly-Clark is delivering on its promise. Fernando Baticon, interim vice president and chief financial officer for Kimberly-Clark, Middle East and Africa, said Nigeria is one of the company’s top priority markets. “This is one of our most important investments in the continent, to increase and strengthen our presence here,” he said. “Our new, state-of-the-art plant is a symbol of our commitment to this country and the growth opportunity that exists.” From left to right: Executive Director, Dream Catchers Academy, Ms. Seyi Oluyole; Minister for Women’s Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen; the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; Kimberly-Clark Acting Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Mr. Fernando Baticon; Kimberly-Clark Nigeria General Manager Vani Malik with the Dream Catchers dance group during the commissioning of Kimberly-Clark Nigeria’s new factory in Ikorodu, Lagos, on Friday, February 25, 2022 Kimberly-Clark began operations in Nigeria in 2012, introducing Huggies® diapers to the Nigerian market in 2015 and Kotex® sanitary napkins in 2019. During the ceremony, Kimberly-Clark’s management team announced the company’s intention to award scholarships to 20 girl students from Ikorodu’s popular talent-building NGO, Dream-Catchers Academy. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, commission $100m diapers, sanitary napkin factory