Ota Engineers Visit Nigerian Breweries; called for Collaboration in Youth Development

On the 27th of April 2022, members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE Ota Branch were on industrial tour of the Nigerian Brewery Ota Plant.  MyEngineers Reports.

Located along Lagos- Abeokuta  expressway, the Engineers arrived at the Company premise with excitement. They were welcomed by Corporate Affairs Manager West/Mid-West, Mr Danjuma John-Ekele. After Safety protocol, the Brewery Manager shared the vision, mission and core values of the company and explained the operation procedure and progresses.

He said that the company possesses requisite certifications in virtually all types of operations. He stressed that efficient maintenance of plant and machinery is the key to productivity.  He added that the company carries out proactive maintenance as recommended by Equipment manufacturers and they are majorly done by Nigerians.

According to him, the Nigerian Brewery has 9 plants (2 in the North, 4 in the West with 2 in Ogun State and 3 in the East); all of which are run by Nigerians and fully local content compliance. He said the company source raw materials as much possible from local market. He added that Nigerian Brewery Ota plant alone remitting about 526million Naira in taxes and tariff to the state and 5.65billion to FG through custom duty and others. Thereafter, the engineers  went on physical tour of the facility.

Speaking at the event, the chairman of the Branch, Engr Adewale George Adeyemi thanked the management for hosting the Branch. he chronicled the history of Nigerian Society of Engineers as well as activities of the NSE Ota Branch since it establishments in 2015. He said that the Branch mission is to enhance the collaboration of engineering professionals in Ota  and to activate national development.

According to him, the visit become expedient to appreciate the management of Nigerian Brewery. He noted that the Sango Ota plant is undoubtedly a great investment to the entire area and the state at large. He said that the Industrial development is a major source of growth which Nigerian Brewery epitomizes since inception more than 75years ago and provides direct and indirect employment to over 50,000 persons, of which engineering professionals are major beneficiary.

He added that the other reason is to familiarise with the latest development in the company as part of the members professional development activities. More importantly is to introduce the branch to the company while encouraging engineers working in the  company to associate with the Ota branch of NSE and share their wealth experience while contributing to engineering development.. he informed the manager that the Branch meet every second Tuesday of the month by 4pm at Bells University of Technology Ota.

Adeyemi called on the company to draw closer to engineering body in the Local Government and partner on some mutually beneficial programmes organised by the Branch. He especially made mention of the need to engage more youths through science and technology competition activities to draw them away from social vices.

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