a brewery owned by International Breweries Plc in Ogun
The Plant Manager, Mr. Tony Agah, disclosed this
yesterday during a media tour of the $250 million brewery
located at Km 3 Flowergate Industrial Scheme, Sagamu-
According to him, the IB Plc is part of the AB InBev Group,
the world’s largest brewer.
Agah identified other eminent Nigerians expected at the
event to include Governor Ibikunle Amosun; Minister of
Industry, Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelamah; and
the global Chief Executive Officer of AB InBev, Mr. Carlos
He added that the new brewery is the fourth plant to be
established in the country by the company, as the IB Plc has
three others in Ilesa, Onitsha and Port Harcourt.
According to him, the first phase of the development of the
plant had been completed with over 300 Nigerians already
“Given the importance of this event, the President and
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic
of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, is expected to perform the
inauguration of the facility.
“The governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, will be
hosting all of us, as our landlord. Other eminent Nigerians
and officials of AB InBev, especially the global CEO, Mr.
Carlos Brito, will lead the celebration.
“The new brewery will be the company’s largest plant within
the group in Africa outside the one in South Africa. This will
have a significant multiplier effects on the value chain
within Ogun State and its environs.
“It will provide direct and indirect employment, make
available global brands locally and support Nigeria’s foreign
direct investment aspiration,” he explained.
Also speaking, the Managing Director, IB Plc, Annabelle
Degroot described the plant as a major step towards the
company’s strategic goal of producing high-quality drinks
“International Breweries Plc is a brand that places a
premium on quality. Bearing this in mind, we will spare no
expense or effort in ensuring that Nigerians are treated to
the best traditions in brewing, with outstanding recipes,
superior ingredients, innovation and world-class techniques,” he added.