Nigeria Construction Awards debuts

Akin Naphtal CEO of InstinctWave

Akin Naphtal CEO of InstinctWave

PLAYERS in the Nigerian construction industry are in for a boost as efforts to acknowledge and to further promote healthy competition within the sector is underway.

It is the launching of a new ‘Nigeria Construction Awards’ 2015, initiative of InstinctWave, publisher of Instinct Business Magazine, which also organises MarketingWorld Awards and Africa Brand Conference.

Having excelled in the marketing world, through its annual award event, the company last week in Lagos at a briefing said it was ready to give its best towards encouraging to develop the real estate sector, which has a big, but untapped market. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the maiden edition of Nigeria Construction Awards will hold November 25, 2015 at the Eko Hotel and suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The award, it was said, would help to showcase how construction industry is pivotal to the economy of the nation. The Nigeria Construction awards will also present the opportunity for stakeholders to advocate for the industrialization of the country by way of investments in the area of civil engineering, building construction, industrial construction and residential construction and beautification.

Companies and individuals pushing new frontiers in the industry and who have exceptional track record in the past few years would also be recognised and rewarded. Similarly, the event will honor companies and individuals for their accomplishments and strides in Nigeria construction industry.

Mr. Naphtal, CEO of instinctWave said “The construction sector plays an important role in the economic growth. However, the construction sector has been overlooked in terms of rewarding innovation and creativity.

Our goal is to celebrate the achievements of those construction companies and individuals who have made it their responsibility to transform the construction industry and advance the country’s infrastructural development,” he added.

According to Mr. Naptal, every ambition that the Nigerian government has, such as creating much-needed housing, improving public services, developing its tourist sector, improving transport links, creating new jobs and eradicating poverty, which can be linked to the construction sector. ‘The awards ceremony will not be just another networking opportunity but companies and individuals will have the platform to tell their success stories and accomplishments while creating inroads to generate synergies in the sector’’ he added.

Though not exhaustive, over 20 categories have been identified including consultancy/land, quantity and estate surveyor of the year, cement company of the year, outstanding project both in private and public, best local contractor, concrete producer of the year, block manufacturing company of the year.

On special recognition awards, construction CEO, industry personality, lifetime achievement, excellence award for women in construction and real estate entrepreneur of the year would be recognised.

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