NBC plans more investments in skills acquisition

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Manufacturers of CocaCola range of products, Nigerian Bottling Company, has announced its plans to drive investment in the well-beingof its host communities through its intervention programmes in the areas of skill acquisition and support initiatives for the youth, women empowerment and othercommunity-shared value projects.

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Managing Director, NBC, Mr. George Polymenakos, noted that the NBC was continuously making major investments and upgrading its systems, including its human capital, to drive world class operations.

He said, “Over the last six years, we have invested over $600 million as part of our transformation journey to drive world class standards in our operations. “As NBC continues to pursue excellence in its operations, people and systems, so much is being invested to transform our business, to better satisfy our market and loyal consumers.” NBC’s Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Ms. Sade Morgan, stated that a key part of the company’s sustainable growth and development agenda was its commitment to ensure that it was in touch with host communities, partnering and collaborating with them on a regular basis.

“Nothing is more important and occupies the heart of our business, than ensuring that the communities where we operate in are positively impacted,” Ms. Morgan said. NBC was incorporated in November 1951, and is the bedrock of global bottlers, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company. “Over the last 65 years, NBC has established itself as a key player in the Nigerian non-alcoholic beverage industry.

The company has remained strong and committed to satisfying its consumers and continue to thrive in a challenging business environment and competitive market terrain,” she added.