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 others were also awarded.
Addressing the audience, during the award presentation, Ezra Yakusak, the Executive Director NEPC, said the awardees were selected from the monthly pre-shipment inspectors report the NEPC received about all exports at the various departure points.
He said the awardees were outstanding in their shipments, the reason they were shortlisted at the NEPC week which ended on November 26 with Award 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.
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) is a Federal Government institution established to encourage the promotion, development and diversification of exports, especially the non-oil exports which make up about 20 per cent of national revenue.
Chidume-Okoro, who received the award on behalf of the firm, appreciated God and the organisers of the award as she said it had been a historic journey.
She said the award was a testament of the organisation’s hard work and above all, the grace of God.
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“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 Nigeia,” she said.
Other winners of the awards included Karflex Fisheries Ltd, Dijmed Ventures Ltd, Twindynasty Global Ltd, The Coordinator, Yobe State Sheabutter Products Women Co-Operative and Achi Greems Farm Ltd., among other top exporters.