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Dangote, NBC, Guinness, others for The Guardian manufacturing roundtable, awards


The Guardian Newspapers, in collaboration with African Consolidated Analytical Limited, will on March 27 hold the second edition of The Manufacturing Excellence Roundtable and Awards at Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Among the attendees are: Dangote Group, NBC, 11Plc, Guinness, Nestle, Friesland, Nigeria Breweries, and Vitafoam.The event, with the theme: ‘The Manufacturing Sector as Catalyst for Industrialisation: Issues and Prospects’ will through a strategic roundtable direct clear focus on the key challenges of the Nigerian manufacturing sector towards the generation of solutions as carefully selected leaders of thought will thoroughly pinpoint and address existing issues towards the generation of fitting solutions for the sector.

In addition to the roundtable, the award gala will be to celebrate deserving players in Nigeria’s manufacturing landscape, highlighting the achievements of manufacturers who through their business and corporate social activities have and continue toinspire socio-economic growth and development.


The Guardian, through the Manufacturing Excellence Roundtable & Awards aims to further advance conversations connected to the development of manufacturing in Nigeria, while recognising the key people and companies driving the sector. The event will thus bring together wider circle stakeholders from related sectors of the economy.

Gracing the event will be dignitaries such the special guest, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; Senate Committee Chairman on Industry, Senator Sikiru Osinowo; Minister, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo; Director, Development Finance, Central Bank of Nigeria, Yusuf Philip Yila, and Director General, Manufacturer’s Association of Nigeria, Segun Ajayi-Kadir.

Others are: the Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria, OsitaAboloma; Netherlands Ambassador to Nigeria, John Groffen; Executive Chairman/CEO, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Muhammad M.Nami; Managing Director/CEO, Bank of Industry, Olukayode A. Pitan, and Partner, Ernst & Young, West Africa, Damilola Aloba.


Today, manufacturing remains a critical prime mover of organic growth and development for all economies as it stands as a key linkage between economic development and industrialisation.

Manufacturing upscales industrialisation through public/private sector partnership and involvement, establishing the strategic development of economic production systemsthrough deliberate and sustained application of suitable technologies, management techniques and other resources to move development from low scale production to a more automated and efficient system of large scale production.

The award categories include: baby-care products manufacturing company of the year, beer manufacturing company of the year, cement manufacturing company of the year, flour miller of the year, lubricant manufacturing company of the year, malt drinks manufacturing company of the year, mattress manufacturing company of the year, paint manufacturing company of the year, and personal care/hygiene products manufacturing company of the year.

Others are pharmaceutical manufacturing company of the year, sugar manufacturing company of the year, plastic manufacturing company of the year, soft drink manufacturing company of the year, building materials manufacturing company of the year, beverages manufacturing company of the year, food products manufacturing company of the year. Others include manufacturing company of the year, manufacturing ceo of the year; best manufacturing company incorporate social responsibility, best bank in support of manufacturing and best manufacturing company in health, safety and environment.

For the different award categories, the award committee employed standard parameters and criteria in the process of selection and short-listing of the best performing nominees out of hundreds of thousands of manufacturing companies, institutions and businesses registered and operating in Nigeria.


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