MAN: Unfolds 50th Anniversary Programmes


The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), has unfolded programmes to mark its 50th anniversary even as it lamented the deteriorating security situation in the country.

The Association said Nigeria poor security situation  has disrupted its members  supply chain; hindered access to market with manufacturers experiencing difficulty in areas of logistics and movement.

MAN made the remark at the Corporate Headquarters in Lagos yesterday during a courtesy visit to seek the support of the company as it marks its 50th anniversary.

While acknowledging that the support and contributions of Publishing Limited  would remain invaluable to the advancement of the manufacturing sector demonstrated through its unbiased reportage, president of the Association, Mr Mansur Ahmed, noted that the existing relationship between the MAN  and  should be strengthened.

Ahmed who spoke on the golden jubilee of the Association, reeled out the highpoints  of events for the anniversary  which would commence with a cake cutting ceremony billed for May 7.

Speaking on the Theme of the MAN 50th anniversary is “Building a Resilient and Competitive Manufacturing Economy,” the MAN boss disclosed that activities lined up for the event would be held in both Lagos and Abuja beginning  from September 2 with a round table discussion on Industrialisation in Africa, at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos; Conversation with UN Deputy Secretary General, Ms Amina Mohammed, on Industrialisation in Africa- A Pathway to Achieving the SDG goals on October 7: a 3-day exhibition on Made in Nigeria products on October 25, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja; Adeola Odutola Lecture,  October 26: An evening with the Director General, World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Okonjo-Iweala,- October 26 , and would round off the event with MAN at 50 Dinner/Award Night, on October 27.

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In response, the Managing Director of the, Onuoha Ukeh, who  welcomed the MAN delegation, congratulated the Association on its 50th anniversary and promised to collaborate with the Association in all areas of need. He restated the importance of promoting  Made-in-Nigeria products, which will be showcased in the 3-day exhibition, noting that  the exposure of Nigeria’s products will showcase them to the global business community and make for increased patronage.

are doing  and patronise  Nigerian products which  help us earn foreign exchange, and in turn shore up our depleting foreign reserve.

“We are always open to partnership.’

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