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MAN Marks 50 Years Anniversary of Existence

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Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, (MAN) was established in May, 1971 as a company limited by guarantee. The establishment of the association was motivated by a desire to have a focal point of communication and consultation between industry on one hand and the public on the other.  MAN is the best way to progress success in the Manufacturing industry.
As part of activities lines up to mark MAN,  50th years anniversary on Friday May 7, the Association has done cake cutting event.
At a cake cutting ceremony, the President of the of the Association, Engr Ahmed Mansur  shared the activities lined up for the golden jubilee celebration.
“As we celebrate our giant strides in the last 50 years, this cake cutting ceremony commemorates the immense contributions of our founding fathers: Late Chief Adeola Odutola, Chief Jerome Udoji, Late Babatunde Jose, Alhaji Hassan Adamu (Wakili Adamawa) and a host of others.
“I also sincerely wish to appreciate every member of MAN and the entire staff of the Association for their unalloyed support and commitment towards ensuring our noble Association continues to deliver on its mandate.”
He said the day, May 7th will remain special to MAN and as an Association, it marks its date of incorporation and also marks the day Nigeria birthed a private sector led advocacy body for its manufacturing sector.
“From a humble beginning in 1971, MAN has evolved into the authentic voice of manufacturers in Nigeria – a credible platform for the private sector to formulate and articulate policy suggestions that complement government’s efforts in the overall interest of the economy.
This could not have been possible without the long-standing commitment and immense support of our strategic partners, both local and international.
Today, MAN’s membership strength is over 2,500 which comprises the multinationals, large corporations, small and medium scale industries. These members are serviced through our fourteen (14) branches nationwide; ten sectoral (10) and seventy-six (76)) sub-sectoral groups; The Abuja Liaison Office and the National Head Office in Lagos.” he said.
He appealed to all its partners in government, international agencies, organised private sector, members and other invited guests to be part of the activities lined up to mark the 50th Anniversary celebration.
“These include: lecture on industrialization in Africa, A 3-day Exhibition of Made in Nigeria Products, An evening with the Director General of World Trade Organization (WTO), the 5th Annual Manufacturers’ Conference, and MAN at 50 Dinner/Award Night. Additional details will be duly communicated to you through our various channels of communication.” he said
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