By Taiye Olayemi, Lagos.
Gum Arabic Company has won the Most Active Company Award at the maiden edition of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Awards in Lagos.
Adaku Chidume-Okoro, the Managing Director of Gum Arabic Company, in a statement on Monday, said several other companies were also given awards.
At the awards presentation, Ezra Yakusak, Executive Director, NEPC, said that the awardees were selected from the monthly pre-shipment inspectors’ report, which the NEPC received on all exports at the various departure points.
He said that the awardees were outstanding in their shipments, adding that explained their shortlisting at the NEPC Week, which ended on Nov. 26 with Awards and Gala Nite.
According to him, the NEPC Award is designed to encourage and stimulate hard work, innovation and overall high quality in non-oil export promotion in Nigeria.
Chidume-Okoro, who received the award on behalf of the firm, appreciated God and the organisers for the award, saying that it was the climax of a historic journey.
She said the award was a testament of the organisation’s hard work and above all, the grace of God.
“Gum Arabic Company of Nigeria wins Nigerian Export Promotion Council Award for non-oil export award for Most Active Women MSMES in the export value chain.
“It is a journey to redefine how the hardworking, highly professional and dedicated people in Nigeria are acknowledged and celebrated.
“I am proud to be part of this journey, non-oil exports in Nigeria,” she said.
Other winners of the awards include Karflex Fisheries Ltd, Dijmed Ventures Ltd, Twindynasty Global Ltd, The Coordinator, Yobe State Shea Butter Products Women Co-Operative and Achi Greems Farm Ltd., among other top exporters.