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Nigeria: Guinness Nigeria Rewards Trade PartnersWednesday, July 16, 2014 > 08:33:49
In recognition of the importance of trade partners, particularly distributors, to its continued growth, Guinness Nigeria Plc recently recognised its outstanding distributors in Lagos.
The event tagged 2014 Distributors' Conference and Awards Night was a platform for Guinness Nigeria not just to reward outstanding distributors but to announce new incentives to all trade partners, as well as receive feedback on its brands and innovation pace from its trade partners.
Some of the award categories include: Divisional Highest Volume Award, National Highest Growth Award, and National Highest Volume Award.
In his welcome address at the event, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Seni Adetu, commended the trade partners for their contributions to the growth and success of the company's business in the previous year.
He noted that their individual efforts have helped the company to sustain its leadership position in the brewery sector.
"We are excited to have this ceremony once again to show our appreciation to you our esteemed partners who have persistently pushed the Guinness brand to a great level.
"It has not been an easy journey but one way or the other we've worked together to achieve great results and we are proud to be partners with you and we hope to further entrench this rewarding relationships in the next year so we can achieve even better results" he stated.
Prizes given to partners include plaques, certificates, tricycles, 10KVA generators, 1.5 tonne Tata trucks, 3 ton Hyundai trucks and 6 ton Mitsubishi trucks among many others.
Winners in the divisional highest volume category were Peter Afunnaya, owner of Peterco Global Investment Ltd in Jos; Taofeek Sodia of Tasho Nigeria Ltd in Lagos-West; Onanubi Adebanjo of Cryslad Nigeria Limited and Jimoh Ogungbola of J. Ogungbola & Sons Limited, Ibadan.
Others are Dr. Patrick Ikechukwu Esomonu of Pattoria Nigeria Limited, Enugu; Mrs. Clara Passu of Garranzia Nigeria Ltd, Benin; Chief Dr Edmond Okafor of Edinho Nigeria Ltd, in Abuja and Dame Joy Igwe owner of Ifeoma Chukwuka Nigeria Ltd in Aba. They all won 1.5 tons Tata truck.
Highlight of the night was the announcement of Dr. Edmond Okafor as the winner of the No Failed Payment Special Award category and the DTAT category. He was rewarded with the sum of N1.5 million for both awards.
The No Failed Payment Special Award Category according to Adetu, was in recognition of Okafor's consistency in making full payments as and when due.