CICAN to honour industrialists, firms at 2021 workshop


By Valentine Amanze    

The Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN) is set to honour distinguished industrials and firms, who have excelled despite the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the real sector at its 2021 workshop in Lagos.

host its 2021 workshop and honour some selected distinguished industrialists and companies in the industrial and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector in the country.

In a statement signed by the association’s Event’s Chairman, Barnabas Eshiet, and the Organising Secretary, Johnmark Ukoko, respectively, the event with the theme, “The impacts of management of Forex on Real &  SMEs secror”, would attract  captains of industry and top financial operatives, who would brainstorm on the impacts of the shortage of forex on their firms in particular and the country in general.

According to th statement, the forum would provide the real sector, SMEs and financial operators  opportunity to tell their stories.

It also added that the workshop would provide CICAN members an opportunity to fully beam their searchlight on the impacts and scarcity of FX on the country’s manufacturing sector in particular and SMEs sector.

The event’s planners further disclosed that captains of industry expected include the President of Nigeria Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), the President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Engr Mansur Ahmed; the President of National Association of Small Scale Enterprises (NASME), banks executive, industrialists, top journalists and the members of the public.

The event, which is billed for December 16, 2021, will hold at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

Some of the manufacturers  to be honoured include, His Royal Highness Igwe Chris  Oranu  Chidume, the managing director/ chief executive officer of Kris Oral Group of Companies, Ogbaru, Anambra State,  the Managing Director of Cabelman Wires and Cables, George Onofowokan,  the Nigeria Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM), the Bank of Industry (BoI) and MedPlus Pharmaceuticals Limited and some other local firms who have forged on with their operations despite the challenges they have contented with over the years.

CICAN is one of the country’s oldest beat association affiliated to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) with its National Headquarters in Lagos and affiliate members in Abuja, Aba and some other cities were there are concentration of manufacturing firms.

Members of the association report and analyse the country’s real sector, SMEs, commerce and the manufacturing sectors.


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