The appointment of Mrs Oluwasoromidayo George as the Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Export Group (MANEG) has been lauded as a new dawn for Nigeria’s export sector.
Managing director of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Prof. Adesoji Adesugba said this in a congratulatory message issued yesterday in Abuja by Martins Odeh, Head of Corporate Communications of the organisation.
He said that it was time for the organised private sector to re-organise itself more profoundly in order to increase collaborations with relevant government agencies to speed up the country’s economic growth.
According to Adesugba, the association has, however, consistently shown its capacity to assist government in driving production.
He said that George’s appointment indicated the readiness of the group to commit to a competitive export arena.
“Oluwasoromidayo George remains a fantastic asset for the country and for the organised private sector with incredible cognate experience in diverse areas of the economy.
“We are hopeful that her reign will increase the country’s export profiles significantly.
“For us in NEPZA, we look forward to deepening our collaboration with her office to boost the country’s industrialisation process as well.
“Let me, therefore, congratulate her on this new appointment and also to express my delight on the series of strides made by MAN over the years to grow the nation’s economy,’’ he said.
George is also the Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business Director, Unilever, West Africa and the Chairperson of the UN Global Compact Network, Nigeria.
She is a Co-Chair of CEO Water Mandate Council, representing the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG).
She was the first female Executive Director of the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATN) and the Head of Corporate Affairs, British American Tobacco (BAT) in West and Central Africa.