BUA Group, one of Africa’s leading foods, manufacturing and infrastructure conglomerates has been announced as the “Marketing Edge Outstanding Indigenous Conglomerate of the Decade” by prestigious West African Marketing publication, Marketing Edge, at its annual Marketing Awards ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria.
BUA Group’s General Manager for Corporate Communications, O’tega Ogra also emerged as the “Outstanding Corporate Communications Personality” of The Year 2021 at the Marketing Edge Awards.
A statement by BUA thanked the organizers for recognizing BUA’s hard work, growth and contributions to the development of Nigeria’s economy in the last 10 years through innovative and high-quality products, exceptional service delivery and social impact.
It also noted that BUA, in the last decade had improved Nigeria’s economic capacity by investing billions of dollars in building cement factories, as well as through various investments in the sugar, real estate, oil and gas, flour and pasta sectors that have contributed greatly to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The statement also recalled that BUA has carried out numerous Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) interventions in the areas of health, education, infrastructure, sports and social development and has remained committed to the development of its host communities.
According to the statement, “We want to thank Marketing Edge for this award. This award is an acknowledgement of the hard work, and commitment of our employees in unlocking opportunities for the development of Nigeria and Africa. This award will spur us to do more in the coming years.
In awarding O’tega Ogra with the Corporate Communications Personality of the year 2021, the award committee said that O’tega has continued to show exemplary leadership and unsurpassed grasp of the marketing and corporate communications landscape in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. O’tega’s leadership at the helm of corporate communications at BUA Group has helped propel the brand to enviable heights whilst ensuring unparalleled brand affinity and brand loyalty for the Group, its subsidiaries as well as the people who make up the company.
BUA Group is one of Nigeria’s largest conglomerates with business interests spanning critical sectors of the Nigerian Economy. Founded in 1988 by billionaire industrialist and philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, BUA Group’s business interests include Cement Manufacturing, Sugar plantation and refineries, oil and gas, flour and pasta, port operations, Real estate, Rice, Logistics, etc. The Group is based out of Lagos, Nigeria.