By Ifeyinwa Obi
Lagos—Multinational roofing firm, Nigerite has expressed readiness to cooperate fully with the Nigeria Police Force and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in their investigation into the suspected cocaine worth N2 billion found in one of the containers it used to ship in raw materials from New Zealand.
A statement by its Marketing Research and Communications Manager, Victor Jolaoso, however dissociated the company from the cocaine importation. He also called for restraint to allow security agencies do their job.
According to him; “The company expressed its readiness to cooperate fully with the police and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in investigating this case, asking stakeholders to let the Police and NDLEA conduct their investigation, and expressing confidence that the outcome of the investigation will completely vindicate Nigerite. “
The company reiterated that it was not involved in the packing and containerisation of the goods, and had nothing to do with the trafficking of cocaine, which is neither a raw material requirement for its operations nor part of its production processes.
The release stressed that Nigerite, a highly compliant company with reputable local and international shareholders, had been operating in Nigeria for over 57 years and that during this period it had complied strictly with Nigerian laws and regulations.