Abuja - Guinness, the local brewery, is
hopeful of a fair outcome to investigations the National Agency for Food and
Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has initiated against the company.
NAFDAC recently announced sanctions against the company
over alleged “infractions.”
Chairman of the company, Babatunde Savage, said Guiness
would explore every path for a fair resolution of the matter.
“We have had very robust relationship with NAFDAC for as
long as I can remember. We intend to maintain that relationship. Discussions
are ongoing. I believe the issues will be amicably resolved.”
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He reiterated Guinness’ commitment to continuously
entrench the highest standards of good manufacturing practices and to ensure
its products were top quality, noting that many of the company’s brands had
been in existence for many years, which is made possible by its focus on
quality and customer satisfaction.
Savage was speaking in Abuja at the company’s 65th Annual
A dividend of N4,8 billion has been approved by
shareholders of Guinness Nigeria for the period ended June 30, 2015 with a pledge
by the board and management to maintain sustainable growth for the business
through good business strategies and quality products.
Savage said although the operating environment remained
daunting during the period under review, the company recorded a credible
performance in its full year results and is now poised for better performance
in the 2016 financial year and beyond.
“Going into the 2016 financial year, the board
and management are resolute in their commitment to improve the performance of the
company and deliver greater value and return on investments to shareholders,”
- CAJ News