Obi brought SABmiller to Nigeria, not International Brewery, says aide

By Valentine Amanze

The Media aide to Mr. Peter Obi, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Valentine Obienyem, has clarified the statement by his boss, Obi, that he brought International Brewery to Nigeria.
Obienyem said his boss meant to say South African Breweries (SABmiller), which used to be the second largest brewery in the world.
"Obi actually brought them -SABmiller - to Nigeria and personally attracted them to build the facility in Onitsha after many years of the company trading with the family business he used to manage."
Obienyem revealed that beyond SABmiller, Obi also brought many companies to build their facilities in Nigeria to contribute to the expansion of the country's industrial base including Distel. Obienyem further explained that the mention of International Breweries was because of the consolidation of business interests of the two companies in Nigeria into International Breweries Plc.
Obienyem pointed out that with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Obi's experiences and wide contacts in the business world, that Nigeria's industrial base would certainly grow exponentially under their Presidency.

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