A chapter and befitting accolades for foreign business personalities and migrants’ community who have chosen to find a home in Nigeria’s highly competitive trading soil have finally birthed.
Billed to hold at the prestigious Oriental Hotel, Lagos on February 14, 2020, the epoch making event is no doubt, the most appropriate way of celebrating the historic St. Valentine’s Day.
Sprouting under the acronym of The Ethnic Business Awards (EBA), the awards project promises to celebrate and honour recognized Nigeria-based foreign investors, dedicated entrepreneurs, corporate firms, the diplomatic coterie as well as the migrants’ community.
According to Lanre Odukoya, The Ethnic Business Awards project scribe, it is aimed at recognizing and appreciating the outstanding contributions of foreign businesses, organisations, individuals and communities to corporate Nigeria, “this is like thinking outside the box, the awards is designed to reward and encourage innovations and excellence among Nigerian-based foreigners in enterprise,” Lanre said.
Inspired by the growing population of foreign investors, organisations, individuals and migrants’ communities who have impressed with remarkable inputs into the growth of the Nigerian economy, the EBA seeks to reward the best practices in commerce, international diplomacy, and excellence across other industries.
Nigeria became Africa’s largest economy for the second year in a row according to a multinational professional services network, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), in 2019. Beyond doubts, this feat would have been impossible without the faith reposed in her by men and women of other nationalities who have defied doom prediction to swarm Nigeria to grow her commerce.
The EBA (www.theethnicbusinessawards.com) pays very special attention to promising and established foreign companies, communities, organisations, and individuals of sterling qualities all of whom will be identified and grouped into different categories following a public opinion poll and wide consultations with some of the industry’s finest experts.
Though debuting tad late, the organizers, Pun Communications’ recognition of this very vital segment of the nation’s economy will boost the morale of the recipients of the honour and intending foreign investors, groups or individuals to join Africa’s largest economy.