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The Guardian unveils top performers at Manufacturing Excellence Roundtable and Awards


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On Friday, October 30th, The Guardian, Nigeria’s most-respected newspaper, in collaboration with African Consolidated Analytical Limited, will hold the second edition of The Manufacturing Excellence Roundtable.

This year’s special event will be hosted virtual, in compliance with the Federal Government’s COVID-19 pandemic protocols on social gathering and distancing.
The event, themed: “The Manufacturing Sector as Catalyst for Industrialization: Issues & Prospects,” will, through a strategic roundtable, direct clear focus on the key challenges of the Nigerian manufacturing sector towards the generation of solutions.

Carefully-selected leaders of thought will thoroughly interrogate and address existing issues towards the generation of fitting solutions for the sector.
Partner, Consumer Industries Group Leader, West Africa, Ernst & Young, Damilola Aloba, as the keynote speaker, will be speaking on the theme of the Roundtable.


Similarly, Managing Director/CEO, Bank of Industry, Kayode Pitan; Director-General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Muda Yusuf; and Director-General, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Segun Ajayi-Kadiri, are confirmed panellists among others.

In addition to the Roundtable, the Award is designed to recognise, reward and celebrate deserving players in Nigeria’s manufacturing landscape, highlighting the achievements of manufacturers, who through their business and corporate social activities, have, and continue to inspire 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 recognizing the key people and companies driving the sector.

The event will also bring together wider circle stakeholders from related sectors of the economy.

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 industrialization.

Manufacturing up scales industrialization through public-private sector partnership and involvement, establishing the strategic development of economic production systems through 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; and Malt Drinks Manufacturing Company of the Year.

Also to be awarded are: Mattress Manufacturing Company of the Year; Paint Manufacturing Company of the Year; Personal Care/Hygiene Products Manufacturing Company of the Year; Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company of the Year; Sugar Manufacturing Company of the Year; and Plastic Manufacturing Company of the Year.

Others include Soft Drink Manufacturing Company of the Year; Building Materials Manufacturing Company of the Year; Beverages Manufacturing Company of the Year; and Food Products Manufacturing Company of the Year.

Special awards will also go to the Manufacturing Company of the Year; Manufacturing CEO of the Year; Best Manufacturing Company in Corporate Social Responsibility; Best Bank in Support of Manufacturing; and Best Manufacturing Company in Health, Safety & 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 manufacturing companies, institutions, and businesses registered and operating in Nigeria. 


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