Ashiwaju Temitope with the Executive Governor of Kano State

Nigeria Entrepreneurs Awards, the most prestigious business awards in Nigeria has conferred the ‘Labour Friendly Organisation of the Year Award’ on leading consumer goods maker, Dufil Prima Foods Plc. The event took place on Friday, November 18, inside Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja with governors, captains of industry and many other stakeholders in attendance.

After a month publication in National Newspapers and input from stakeholders leading to an intensive screening exercise, Dufil’s Prima was unanimously adjudged the best brand for the award by the independent auditors that umpired the screening process.

Dufil Prima Foods Plc, over the years has been contributing immensely to the ‘real sector’ entrepreneurial growth and development through their operations, sponsorships and CSR programs. Even in the midst of economic challenges which saw many companies shutdown or retrench staff, Dufil continued to protect its workforce and created new employment opportunities.

Receiving the award on behalf of the company, Group Head, Public Relations, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Ashiwaju Temitope, said “Dufil Prima is focused in its drive to make life better for Nigerians. The company has been adding value to the lives of millions by dishing out quality products such as Indomie Instant Noodles, Power Oil, Power Pasta, Minimie Chinchin and Minimie Noodles.”

“Dufil has kept faith with the Nigerian economy by not laying-off staff at this challenging period and many direct and indirect employment have been created. The company has also been involved in some of the most humane CSR sponsorship activities such as Indomie Independence Day Awards which is receiving commendations for rewarding children of extraordinary gifts and courage.” Ashiwaju said.

Dufil Prima’s major brand, Indomie Instant Noodles, has been enabling food vendors to own kiosks and small business outlets all over the country, thereby providing jobs to thousands of jobless Nigerians; the emergence of Dufil Prima as the labour friendly organisation of the year by Nigeria Entrepreneurs Awards is seen by stakeholders as well-deserved.

The Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award is a highly respected business award that seeks to recognise, showcase exemplary entrepreneurship and reward corporate organisations practice in Nigeria. The 2016 edition had in attendance representatives of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, who was present at the event, Ooni of Ife and many other VIPs.

Other recipient of awards include the Ooni of Ife, Kano State Governor, Stanbic IBTC Pensions, Dana Airline to mention just a few.