ONE of Africa’s leading multinational firms in foods, manufacturing and infrastructure, BUA Group, has won the Outstanding Indigenous Conglomerate of the Decade award.
The award titled “Marketing Edge Outstanding Indigenous Conglomerate of the Decade,” was given by Marketing Edge, a flagship West African Marketing publication, at its annual Marketing Awards ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria, where it honoured top brands and personalities in Marketing.
BUA Group’s General Manager for Corporate Communications, O’tega Ogra also emerged as the “Outstanding Corporate Communications Personality” of the Year 2021 at the Marketing Edge Awards.
BUA in a statement expressed appreciation to the organizers for recognizing the company’s hard work and contributions to the development of Nigeria’s economy in the last 10 years through innovative and high-quality products, exceptional service delivery and social impact.
It also noted that BUA, had in the last decade contributed to the improvement of Nigeria’s economy through investing billions of dollars in building cement factories, as well as through various investments in other sectors like sugar, real estate, oil and gas, flour and pasta which have contributed significantly to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The statement also recalled that BUA has carried out numerous Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) interventions in the areas of health, education, infrastructure, sports and social development and has remained committed to the development of its host communities.
Part of the statement reads, “We want to thank Marketing Edge for this award. This award is an acknowledgment of the hard work and commitment of our employees in unlocking opportunities for the development of Nigeria and Africa. This award will spur us to do more in the coming years.”
The Marketing Edge award committee said it awarded O’tega Ogra with the Corporate Communications Personality of the year 2021 because he has continued to show exemplary leadership and an unsurpassed grasp of the marketing and corporate communications landscape in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.
The group said O’tega’s leadership of BUA Group’s corporate communications has helped propel the brand to enviable heights while ensuring unparalleled brand affinity and brand loyalty for the Group, its subsidiaries as well as the people who make up the company.
BUA Group is one of Nigeria’s largest conglomerates with business interests spanning critical sectors of the Nigerian Economy. Founded in 1988 by industrialist and philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, BUA Group’s business interests include Cement Manufacturing, Sugar plantation and refineries, oil and gas, flour and pasta, port operations, Real estate, Rice, Logistics, etc.
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