An indigenous lubricant oil producing company in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, Lubcon Limited has emerged winner of the National Productivity Order of Merit Award, given by National Productivity Centre, an arm of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity.
The award was bestowed on Lubcon by President Muhammadu Buhari, through the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour & Productivity, Dr. Clement O. Illoh, at a ceremony marking the 15th National Productivity Day, which held at the Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja.
He expressed delight about the criteria for choosing the overall winners at this year’s edition of the awards. “Ten thousand entries were received this year by the award committee; the entries were shortlisted to 11 winners in the individual category and two winners in the corporate category.
Lubcon Oil was picked for its high level of professionalism, the use of cutting-edge technology, optimum returns to shareholders, and immense contribution to wealth creation, employment generation, and overall development of Nigeria,” he said.
He said the President signed the certificates of Honour of the awardees and that this year’s recipients should prepare for greater challenges in nation building, which his government is currently driving. The award, President Buhari says, is meant to redirect the minds of Nigerians from various walks of life to work harder, and renew hope of a better Nigeria.