We Are Not Slowing Down Our Investments In Nigeria, Says GB Foods


Gallina Blanca, popularly known as GB Foods, a Spanish multinational with significant manufacturing investments in Nigeria, has said that it is not slowing down its investments in the country.

This was revealed by Vincent Egbe, the COE GB Foods Nigeria during a courtesy visit by a delegation of GB Foods to the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris recently in Abuja. The delegations include the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Juan Ignacio Sell, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GB Foods Africa, Vicenc Bosch and other executives of the company.

According to GB Foods, the courtesy visit was to make a presentation, outlining the ongoing progress of its multi-million-dollar investments in Nigeria.

Commenting on the company’s plans for the country, Vincent Egbe, Company CEO for Nigeria, said, “We are not slowing down our investments in Nigeria we are expanding and accelerating our investments so that Nigeria can become not just self-sufficient in tomato production, but also become an export hub.”
He added that GB Foods is developing the largest integrated tomato project in Africa, comprising farms, factories and value-addition capacity.

Egbe seized the opportunity to invite Minister Idris to the commissioning of the company’s new tomato-processing factory complex in Kebbi State, and the groundbreaking for the next phase of expansion, at a ceremony scheduled to be held in March 2024.

Commenting on the company’s investment, Vicenc Bosch, GB Foods CEO for Africa, disclosed that the company built Nigeria’s first mayonnaise-producing factory in 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

GB Foods is also the first large-scale tomato processing company in Nigeria to expand into backward integration, constructing a 600 metric tonnes per day processing plant while also developing 1,200 hectares of tomato farms, in Kebbi State.

He reiterated that GB Foods is fully committed to long-term investing, across the full agricultural value chain, in its areas of operation.

In response to their presentation, Minister Idris said, “This is a very heartwarming conversation we’ve just had. These are stories that we need to share. Nigeria needs local and foreign investors committed to long-term investment and shared prosperity”.

The Minister highlighted the efforts of the Tinubu Administration in tackling the country’s various challenges, while also working to ensure a conducive and enabling environment for private sector investment.

He said, “We are working very hard to let Nigerians know what we are doing to tackle our challenges, and we are glad to have you as our partners in this regard,” the Minister said. “We want investors who are here for the long haul, as you are.”

In his remarks on the company, the Spanish Ambassador described GB Foods as “a company that makes us very proud, they are 100 per cent what we’d like to see in Spanish companies, in terms of capacity, investments, and social responsibility.”

Ambassador Sell further solicited the support of the Minister and the Ministry to amplify the investments and economic impact of companies like GB Food, in Nigeria.

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