Patronage of Local Products, Focus Of Greenspring, Bank Of Agriculture Summit


The positive effects of Nigerians buying goods and services produced in the country would be emphasised by experts at a special summit planned by Greenspring Communications Ltd, a media/public relations and marketing consulting firm based in Lagos.

The one-day Made-in-Nigeria Conference and Awards event is being called to add value to the present buzz created by the Federal Government to boost patronage of locally-made products and services. The conference holds on Thursday November 23, 2017 at Protea Hotel, Isaac John, Ikeja, Lagos State.

The MD/CEO of Greenspring Group, Peter Nwaochei said the summit was in partnership with Innoson, Bank of Agriculture, Med-View Airline and other frontline entities involved in making the made-in-Nigeria mantra an astounding success.

Nwaochei said he believed that the conference and awards event was in line with the firm’s mission to drive local content and add value to clients’ patronage, while promoting growth in the nation’s economy.

He said the conference, which had the theme “Effects of Made-In-Nigeria Products on National Development” would bring together business stakeholders, market enthusiasts, market analysts government agencies, IT practitioners, e-marketers, others, and would create a convergence of informed and educated players in various sectors of the Nigerian economy. It will also feature presentations and panel discussions from leaders of thought within the country.

According to the convener, “The underlying objective of the conference and awards is to increase awareness on the critical role of Nigerian companies as fundamental pillars for strengthening the Nigerian economy through manufacturing, agriculture, and various expertise from different sectors in Nigeria.”

Some of the confirmed speakers at the event include: Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, Chairman Senate Committee on Agriculture; Chief Innocent Chukwuma, CEO, Innoson Group; Dr. Rufus Ebegba, DG/CEO National Biosafety Mgt. Agency, Abuja; Mr. Odunayo Emasealu, CEO, Interior Woodwork; Mr. Felix Nwabuko CEO Presco Plc; and Dr. Rose Gidado, Country Coordinator, OFAB.

Nwaochei said interested participants can register at, adding, “The Federal Government Executive order on the local content, has given boost to both the manufacturers and indigenous firms in Nigeria, it’s an opportunity to harness with the government drive in its diversification effort to reposition the Nigerian economy.”

According to Nwaochei , “This Conference has come at a better time for all players to re-strategise, and refocus their efforts towards, getting it right and it’s also a platform for sharing ideas, networking and synergising among stakeholders and policy makers towards a better economy for all.”

The Award Categories to be highlighted during the conference include: Most Innovation Award (Manufacturing); Excellence Award (Safety and Regulation); Prestigious Award (Agro business); Distinguish Award (Business Innovation); Outstanding Award (Leadership and Legislation); and Certificates of honour to various distinguished firms and individuals.


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