Plastic company, foundation, and others win Nigeria’s Most Famous CEO’s Most Debut Award – Blueprint Newspapers Limited


The President and CEO of The Nigeria Business Executive Ltd. Baroness Paulette Kporo and some of the laureates in a group photoshoot

It was a moment of jubilation amid an ecstatic mood after the victories reaped mostly by private companies and managed in the inaugural Nigeria’s Most Respected CEO Awards.

The event held at Trancorp Hilton and Towers Abuja, the capital of Nigeria over the weekend, drew well-known industry captains and special guests from across the country.

The companies and their CEOs (CEOs) that ultimately emerged as winners were drawn from a variety of areas of business interest, including plastic recycling, freight transportation and logistics, real estate, pharmaceuticals, technology ‘information and communication, construction, catering services, catering, among others.

In total, 30 respected CEOs dominated.

On why an event of such magnitude was organized, the organizer and CEO, The Nigeria Business Executive Ltd., Baroness Paulette Kporo, said the awards were designed to identify and publicly recognize the CEOs of each sector of activity and industry which were the most appreciated. and appreciated by various stakeholders.

According to Kporo, who explained that the winners in each category are chosen by the general public and that the selection process is very comprehensive, said: “Most of the time what most people hear or know about Nigeria is this. are the issues of politics, corruption and security that dominate everywhere. It’s like the country is all about these things

“Many people suddenly forgot that there are individuals and private sector businesses that are thriving, doing very well and having a great impact on the economy of the country. We then created a void in the reward system in the country’s business community.

“We felt that there were many CEOs in Nigeria who had accomplished a lot in the different sectors in which they operated but who were not well celebrated.”

The president of the plastic and recycling company Halba, Halifa Rafi’u, one of the winners of the awards whose joy was boundless, called the honor deserving.

“I am very grateful that after the rigorous process my business has come into being. The plastics industry is very important in the world. In fact, it is the second largest industry in the world after agriculture. But Nigeria has yet to understand and explore this area.

“We plan to export the waste from Nigeria overseas, both to the United States and other European countries in the near future,” he said.

Another laureate, Patience Madlion, CEO of the Shedrack Madlion Foundation, said her zeal to become the best in her field was born out of her late husband’s passion.

“Shedrack Madlion was my husband. I unfortunately lost it in 2018 due to kidnappers on the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

“During his lifetime, he was the voice of Agriculture. He championed the replacement of aging farmers with young farmers.

“So when he passed away, I felt I had to take up the challenge and I was able to empower over 22,000 women around the world through my NGO,” she said.

The vice-chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem and the vice-president of the Silverbird group, Guy Murray-Bruce were among the 28 other recipients of the awards.

List of laureates:

Freight Forwarding and Logistics – Dada Aigbe, CEO, Confidence Cargo Ltd.

Real Estate (Commercial) – Amb. Lawrence Oloche, CEO, Promise Land Estate

Travel and Tours – Olugbenga Adebayo, CEO, Gadeshire Travel and Tours Ltd.

Commercial Cleaning Services – Olayiwola Olayinka, CEO, Pleasant Cleaning Services Ltd.

Consulting (human resources) – Joel Ejiofor, CEO, Norado Consulting

Pharmaceuticals – Pharm (Ms.) Nnadumijie-Nwosu Leoni, CEO, Eudora Pharmacy

Non-Profit – Patience Madlion, CEO, Shedrack Madlion Foundation

Catering Services – Akanimoh Etuk, CEO, Yummies Delight

Information and Communication Technologies – Mohammed Olantunji, CEO, Starnet Technologies

Construction (building) – Ifeanyi Samson, CEO, Sam Mog Nig. Ltd.

Plastic Recycling – Halifa Rabiu, CEO, Halba Plastic and Recycling Company Ltd.

Telecommunications – Adedokun Johnson, CEO, Changes Concept Mega Ventures Ltd.

Photography – Korede Olabanji, CEO, Photonimi Photography Company Nig. Ltd.

Consulting (Engineering) – Egnr. Abiodun Amusa, CEO, Palmone Engineering Ltd.

Real Estate (Luxury) – Amb. Dr Julius Oyedemi, CEO, Pwan Plus Business Concerns

Counsel (legal) – Barr. Tracy Akpana, CEO, Legal Lex TEA and Associates

Maritime – Gendon Oboso, CEO, Obadon Maritime Ltd.

Health Insurance – Dr Kolawole Owoka, CEO, United Healthcare International Ltd.

Real Estate (private) – Dr Victor Onukwugha, CEO, Bauhaus International Ltd.

University (Public) – Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, VC University of Ilorin

Stationery – Muideen Ibrahim, CEO, Bamib Resources Ltd.

Industrial Products – Chief Saleh Nabil, CEO, M. Saleh and Co. Ltd.

Manufacturing (Ceramics) – Bhaskar Rao, CEO, West African Ceramics Ltd.

Restaurant – Dr Tola Awosika, CEO, Group 355

Import and Export – Obinna Onungwa, CEO, Cargo Worth Alliance Logistics Ltd.

Aviation Educational Institutions – Oladayo Gideon, CEO, Airport College of Education

Postal / Courier Services – Adelana Olamilekan, CEO, Zenith Carex International Ltd.

Aesthetic dermatology – Prof. Dr. Patience Johnson, CEO, Derma Contour Aesthetic and Beauty Clinic

Cinema – Guy Murray-Bruce, Vice-President, Silverbird Group.

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