By Chigozie Chukwuleta
In a bid to encourage more local manufacturing ventures in the South East, the managing Director, Tiger Foods Ltd., Mr Don Ebubeogu has said that there are gaps when explored will enhance the economy of the region and Nigeria at large.
He stated this when members of Nigeria Union of Journalists Anambra Council led by the chairman, Dr Odogwu Emeka Odogwu were on a facility tour of the giant Spices manufacturing company at Onitsha as part of 2023 NUJ Press Week activities.
According to him, despite the daunting challenges chocking manufacturing in Nigeria such as forex, power supply and the likes, South East is blessed with enormous gains for protection.
“Watching over 80% fully loaded trucks coming into south East from Bridge Head daily and going back empty should open the eyes of people to realize the gap that should be explored to enhance the economy of the zone”,
“For us at Tiger Foods, we don’t dwell on those challenges, but we look.at opportunities and enormous gains in the South East and that has helped us in advancement and business expansion”
Mr Ebubeogu whose company recently added Mayonnaise to it’s line of products said the company is enjoying patronage of Nigerian market and beyond.
“Our products are exported to Ghana and other West African countries. Currently, we are making efforts to reach Europe and America”.
In his remarks, chairman of NUJ, Anambra state Council, Dr Odogwu Emeka Odogwu commended Tiger Foods management for weathering the storm of instability in the economy and putting Anambra state in a position of envy on the production map of Nigeria.
He said that Tiger Foods Ltd stands tall in adding value to Anambra state economy and youth development.
Earlier in her speech, the chairperson NUJ Anambra state 2023 Press Week, Dr Njideka Ezeonyejiaku explained that Press Week is a period set aside for journalists to celebrate themselves and interact with other segments of the society.
She said it is also a time to remind journalists of their roles and responsibilities as watchdogs of the society.