Lady Ada Chukwudozie, Chairman of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), South East Zone, has been awarded the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) Impact Award.
The Nigerian Tribune gathered that the award was bestowed upon her at the just-concluded CSN’s 46th International Conference Workshop and Exhibition held at the Stamford Hotel, off Secretariat Road Awka, on Friday.
The President of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), Prof. Moses Nkem Chendo, while presenting the award, said the aim of the award is to stimulate entrepreneurship consciousness and reward innovation, creativity, and hard work among Nigerians.
He noted that Lady Chukwudozie, in her business world and other facets of human endeavours, has not only achieved great success but has also been a responsible corporate citizen, impacting society and the environment.
“She has been innovative and forward-thinking and has taken many bold steps to shape the future of MAN in the Southeast region and the country at large.
Prof. Chendo noted that the CSN impact is of critical importance to productivity in the realisation of the country’s economic emancipation.
According to him, “No country in the world can be self-reliant and competitive in the international industrial market without the development of the chemical sector of the economy.
‘‘Without chemicals, no nation can enhance the quality of life of its citizens as well as be self-reliant and competitive in the market because everything we use as humans (clothes, shoes, writing materials, and so on) emanates from chemicals.
CSN is indeed one of the most important determinants of socio-economic growth, wealth creation, employment generation, and an overall improved standard of living,” he said.
He appealed to the government at all levels to focus more on establishing cottage industries to help curb the high rate of unemployment in the country.
He thanked the State Governor, Chukwuma Charles Soludo, for providing the society with a conducive environment before, during, and after the programme.
In her remarks, Lady Chukwudozie expressed her excitement at the award, adding she felt honoured and encouraged that her advocacy for good governance and industrialisation in Nigeria was being recognised.
She charged young entrepreneurs, particularly women, to be very focused and embrace hard work to attain great success and contribute their quota to the development of Nigeria.
She stressed the need for the government to focus and channel its resources on tackling the country’s insecurity situation to make the environment safer for investments and businesses to thrive.
“Lady Chukwudozie graduated from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu, where she studied chemical engineering.
She also holds an honorary doctorate degree from a European-American university and has undergone several training programmes within and outside Nigeria, cutting across management, entrepreneurship, international trading, and oil and gas.
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