Osinbajo speaks on his past addiction to Coke, commends planned $1 billion financial commitment in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was, till 2017, so addicted to Coke that he drank at least two bottles of the product day by day.

Mr Osinbajo said this Monday at the 70th anniversary gala of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC).

Details of the vice president’s remarks were contained in a assertion by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande.
At the function, Mr Osinbajo also counseled Coca Cola’s plan to spend $1 billion in Nigeria.

Read through Mr Akande’s full statement down below.

Osinbajo hails Coca Cola’s prepared $1 billion financial investment in Nigeria, celebrates 70 decades of firm in Nigeria

*Provides: It is a testomony to the possibilities in the Nigerian economic system

Coca Cola’s prepare to spend $1 billion in Nigeria in the upcoming 5 many years testifies to the opportunities in the economy inspite of troubles, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Mr Osinbajo stated this Monday night at the 70th anniversary gala of the Nigerian Bottling Business (NBC).

According to the Vice President, “your ongoing investment in the state, which I am told will be in the get of $1 billion in the upcoming five a long time, testifies to your religion in the choices of Nigeria.”

“And you can depend on the partnership of the Nigerian government, (and i dare say the Nigerian individuals as well) as you make these good strides,” Mr Osinbajo certain.

Even though narrating his personalized and household stories about consuming Coke, together with how he drank two bottles of Coke a working day up until finally 2017, the vice president reiterated that the Buhari administration’s dedication to “creating an setting that lets the non-public sector innovate and prosper continues to be lively and sincere, despite the problems.

“And we will carry on to operate with businesses throughout the broad spectrum of our dynamic economic system to ensure that we do this with a apparent look at of the options and difficulties of the day.”

Mr Osinbajo further more mentioned that in the 70 decades that the firm has operated in Nigeria, it has shown “commitment to the Nigerian individuals with repeated investments, in the building of generation amenities throughout the nation, in creating hundreds of jobs but also in your active guidance of each and every component of our countrywide existence, from health and fitness to education and learning, from women and youth empowerment to sports. All completed with acutely aware respect for the setting.”

Continuing, Mr Osinbajo reported, “I consider it is reasonable to say that the motivation has been achieved with the enthusiastic patronage of generations of Nigerians households who have been supported by the stable careers of workers who have developed with the business as a result of the several years.”

He stated that “young people who have uncovered effective careers in sporting activities and entertainment inspired by your guidance customers from Lagos to Kano, Rivers to Plateau, linked by distributors in each individual location of the state, who have designed enduring corporations having Coca Cola into the hands of thousands and thousands a robust value chain that incorporates service vendors and advertising and marketing agencies, creators of the legendary Coke adverts that have fashioned aspect of our personal and collective reminiscences all these many years.”

The large position of the party was the presentation of awards to distinguished staff and associates of the company throughout the nation.


On his section, Board Chairman of NBC, Segun Apata, recalled the company’s expansion and contribution to the financial state and pointed out that the company will continue in its 70 years custom of investing in the financial system as well as impacting its host communities by way of several initiatives, specifically for the youth.

Nigerian Bottling Firm also acknowledged as NBC was integrated in 1951 but commenced creation in 1953 at the basement facilities of the mainland hotel, owned by Leventis Group, developing Coke licensed by the Coca Cola Business.

The gala night was also attended by the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat.

Laolu Akande
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity

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