Dufil Prima Foods Plc, a subsidiary of Tolaram Group has received national award for its productivity improvement in Nigeria’s manufacturing sector and excellent performance in corporate social responsibilities at the 2019 National Productivity Order of Merit Award held in Abuja.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the 18th National Productivity Day Celebration themed ‘Productivity for Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth’ presented Dufil’s award to Pawan Shaman, CEO Consumer Business, West Africa at the ceremony, which was held to commemorate and recognize institutions and individuals continually contributing to the nation’s socio-economic growth and development.
While expressing his appreciation for the award, Pawan remarked that it was in recognition of the company’s unending efforts and commitment to Nigeria’s socio-economic growth. “This award serves as an attestation to our core values at Tolaram Group. Since inception, one of our foremost goals is to add value, not only to our consumers but to the nation at large. We remain committed to consumer delight and increasing value addition to our stakeholders across the country and the continent at large” he stated.
He conveyed gratitude on behalf of the management and staff of Dufil Prima Foods Plc and the entire Tolaram Group to the Nigerian Government and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the teeming consumers of its products for this honourable recognition.
The award acknowledged Dufil Prima Foods Plc’s excellence in the areas of capacity building and employment creation across Nigeria, especially in Lagos, Rivers, Ogun and Kaduna States and its dedication to raising the standards of living in the country with its products.
The company’s contribution to agricultural development in Nigeria did not go unnoticed as its backward integration has supported indigenous farmers through local content sourcing. Since its incorporation in 2001, the company has created jobs for over 600, 000 youths and women across its value chain. It is home to Nigeria’s number one instant noodles brand, Indomie and one of Africa’s leading FMCG companies.