NPOM Award recognizes individual and organizational attributes that are not usually recognized, but contribute significantly to economic development

Following a nomination, screening and evaluation process of 1,978 entries, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) was one of the 5 companies selected for the conferment of the prestigious National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Award Ceremony was part of 16th National Productivity Day celebration, themed, ‘Productivity for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Employment’.

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in his remarks on presenting the Awards to the recipients on behalf of the President in Abuja on 21st February 2017, stated that, the NPOM Award recognizes individual and organizational attributes that are not usually recognized, but contribute significantly to economic development. These attributes include ground breaking innovations, and resilient and resourceful entrepreneurs who employ significant numbers of Nigerians. These companies have distinguished themselves by merit and remain the real building blocks of our great nation.

The NBC delegation at the Award Ceremony comprised, Grace Omo-LamaI, Human Resources Director, Sade Morgan. Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Olumide Omotoye, Employee Relations Manager and representatives of the Union. NBC’s activation and publicity for our products were very conspicuous at the venue, while chilled Coca‑Cola products were sampled to guests at the Award Ceremony. Notable guests amongst others that visited the NBC stand were Nigeria’s Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister for Communication, Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu and other government officials and industry stakeholders.

The NPOM Award seeks to acknowledge organizations that are self-reliant in their adaptations and application of technology in order to guarantee for themselves cost effective operation and production efficiency. In addition, the Award recognizes companies which show a trend for sustained increase over the years in vital areas as local sourcing of raw materials, capacity utilization, sales turnover, profitability, employee welfare schemes and training facilities.

The NPOM award for NBC is coming in recognition by the Federal Government of all the Company’s contribution to the overall National Productivity of the Country.