Aregbesola, while signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Breweries PLC to expand its business to employ additional 15,000 workers into its workforce, said the partnership is to motivate and encourage the company to retain its investment in Osun State.
The governor maintained that the state government would create an enabling environment for willing investors, adding that his administration has taken various steps to turn around the fortunes of the state economically.
He commended the management of International Breweries Plc for selecting Osun State for the investment, urging them to be involved in the backward integration for the benefit of those producing raw materials needed for production.
“The collaboration of the IB Plc will help to create about 150,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state. This will boost the economy of the state and the multiplier effect of this will reflect greatly on our economy,” he said.
Otunba Michael Daramola, IBL chairman lauded the efforts of Aregbesola’s administration in transforming the state and increasing the number of industries. Daramola noted that the development informed the decision of the company to expand its scope of operations in the state.