Local and state government officials, P&G partners, employees and local personalities were on hand to show their support for the new Pampers plant—along with a group of top global and regional P&G leaders.
In his address, Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo commended P&G on the investment, adding that the new plant will go a long way in supporting the social and economic development drive of the country, especially in the plant's immediate and surrounding communities.
Regional P&G president Laurent Philippe expressed P&G’s pleasure in being part of Nigeria’s growth for the past 20 years, and reiterated the company’s continued commitment to invest in Nigeria, and improve lives there.
As P&G’s second manufacturing facility in Nigeria, the new plant will create thousands of direct and indirect jobs for Nigerians, fostering the development and expansion of hundreds of small- and medium-sized businesses in the country.
In its initial phase, the plant is dedicated to the production of Pampers, featuring some of the latest advancements in diaper manufacturing technology. The plant sits on a massive area of 40.2 hectares, which will allow for further expansion in the future.
P&G started operations in Nigeria in 1992 and now has a growing portfolio of several leading brands including Pampers, Ariel, Always, Oral-B, and Safeguard.