The outstanding performance of committed and dedicated entrepreneurs, businesses and individuals operating in Nigeria were recently recognised by the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award, Anayo Okolie who witness the thrills of the event writes
It was a mixture of glitz and glamour at the 2017 edition of the prestigious and highly celebrated NIGERIA ENTREPRENEURS AWARD which held on the 7th of December 2017, at the Ladi Kwali hall Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.
Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award is the most prestigious business awards platform in Nigeria, that seeks to reward excellence among the most committed and dedicated businesses operating in Nigeria. The award focuses on recognizing outstanding entrepreneurs, business executives and corporate organizations who have positively impacted the economy.
Research has shown that developed economies are driven mainly by the private sector and specifically small and growing businesses and these entrepreneurs occupy a central position in a market economy, activating and stimulating economic activity. The economic success of any nation could no doubt be the result of the excellent performance of committed entrepreneurs in the private sector.
It is therefore necessary to celebrate these captains of industries and organizations who are blazing the trail in innovation, creativity, determination, commitment, passion, visionaries and job creation.
Since its inception 3 years ago, the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award have recognized and celebrated over 50 young & emerging Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, Corporate Organizations, Heads of Government Agencies who have contributed greatly to the entrepreneurial growth and development of the Nigerian economy.
Some of those honoured in the 2017 edition of the award include His Excellency Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu who was awarded with the Investor Friendly State of the Year, Laundry King, Energo Ltd, Covenant University, NPF Pensions Ltd, Genesis Energy Group, and Eagle Flight Microfinance Bank.
Others were Comrade Igwe Achese, Pirotti Projects Ltd, Nisa Premier Hospital, Uchenna Eshareturi, Limi Hospital, Princess Kelechi Oghene, Chidiere Nneoma Okolie, Kika-Ose Osunde, Chioma Ikokwu, Rex Idaminabo, Mohammed Dahiru and Asha Microfinance Bank with the Most Efficient Microfinance Bank of the Year.
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has provision for the execution of the One Local Government One Product (OLOP) in the 2017 appropriation act.