The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, FAE Limited, Layo Bakare-Okeowo has bagged the Centre for Values in Leadership – Leader Without Title award for leadership excellence in entrepreneurship and manufacturing at the 60th edition Tribute Colloquium of CVL.

According to a statement, Bakare-Okeowo, recipient of the award with over 40 years of experience in the paper manufacturing sector seized the occasion to charge the government on the provision of immediate interventions and sustainable policies necessary to support manufacturing and advance the country’s industrialisation agenda.

She further emphasised the need for Nigerians to allow Nigerian manufacturers to become the ‘bride of the world’ by embracing made-in-Nigeria products whether perfect or not.

According to her, it had become necessary to allow Nigerian manufacturers to make mistakes in their growth process, learn from their mistakes, re-strategise and expand for global competitiveness.

“We know there are a lot of issues that affect manufacturing on ground, but we must address them to revive comatose industries and discipline those that are not compliant with the buy made in Nigeria goods executive orders.

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