Nosak Famili Oil Presented with (MANCAP) Product Quality Certificate by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)

A subsidiary of Nosak Group, Nosak Farm Produce Limited was recently presented a Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) product quality certificate by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) for its Nosak Famili Vegetable Oil.

Representing the Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria Barrister Osita Aboloma, the SON Lagos State Office Zone III Coordinator Mrs N.B. Ekwueme made this known on August 13 at the presentation of the certificate to the company in Festac, Lagos.

Started in 2006, the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) is a mandatory product certification scheme put in place by SON to ensure that all locally manufactured products in the country conform to the relevant Nigerian Industrial Standards (NIS) before such products are presented for sale in the market or exported according to SON.

Speaking at the event, the Zonal Coordinator stated that Nosak Farm Produce Limited was awarded the SON prestigious quality mark because the company's vegetable oil has constantly met the requirements of SON. After a series of MANCAP inspections to the company and corroborative and extensive analyses from in-house, third party and SON laboratories, the vegetable oil was adjudged to have met the requirements of NIS 230:2000 and therefore certified. She also stated that Nosak Famili Vegetable Oil is well fortified with the necessary vitamin A that is essential to good health of both children, women and the general public.

She encouraged the Management and staff of Nosak Farm Produce Limited to continue improving the quality of the vegetable oil stating that the company should "continuously look inwards for local sourcing of raw materials to reduce the demand for forex and support the Federal Government's backward integration policy".

While receiving the award from officials of SON, the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Robert Ogirri, expressed gratitude to the regulating body for finding the company worthy for the award. He further commended the hard work of his team and assured SON that the company will continually ensure the best quality vegetable oil towards building the nation's economy and boosting the image of the manufacturing sector.

Nosak Farm Produce Limited is a 200 tonne capacity fully automated vegetable oil refinery with 12 tanks measuring 2.7 million litres each. The company recently acquired an additional 16,500 hectares of land in Edo State for oil palm cultivation to increase local supply of raw materials to the refinery. The company was also fully involved in the ERGP program of the FG as a key stakeholder in the Oil Palm Sector.


FCMB Pays Courtesy Visit to Nosak Farm Produce Refinery

The Management of FCMB visited the Nosak Farm Produce Limited vegetable oil refinery and was very impressed with the zeal of the company in delivering value to all its stakeholders.


Courtesy Visit by Dr. Frank Udemba Jacobs (MON) President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to the Nosak Farm Produce Refinery

Dr. Frank Udemba Jacobs (MON) visited the Nosak Farm Produce Limited vegetable oil refinery and was highly pleased with the activities going on. He commended the Nosak Farm Produce team on their efforts in job creation and their zeal to increase capacity of local manufacturing.


Nosak Group Announces Three New Executive appointments

Nosak Group, a diversified business group with interests in key sectors of the Nigerian economy, today announced recent additions to the company’s executive team to meet the needs of their growing workforce and the transformation of the Group for growth and market leadership. Mr. Etin-osa Enobhakare was promoted to Group Chief Finance Office, Miss Judith Ijewere and Mr. Dapo Keshinro join the Group as Group Company Secretary/Legal Adviser and General Manager of Grand Petroleum Limited respectively.

Mr. Etin-osa Enobhakare is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He obtained a BSc Accounting and Finance in 2003 from Delta State University, Abraka. Trained with Anjous, Uku & Co (Chartered Accountants) in 2005, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007, worked with Abax-OOSA Professionals in 2008 before joining Nosak Distilleries.

He was later transferred to another subsidiary within the Group – Nosak Farm Produce Limited as the Finance Manager. On 4th of October, 2016 he was appointed as Chief Finance Office of the Group. His experience covers Accounting, Audit, Taxation, Assurance and General Financial Services. He brings to NOSAK GROUP 12 years’ experience in Audit, Accountancy, Taxation and Business and Financial Advisory services.

Miss Judith Ijewere is a lawyer and Chartered Secretary with experience in Litigation, Commercial/Corporate practice, Taxation, Business Advisory & Regulatory and Company Secretarial Matters etc. A professional member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Law Society, UK, International Bar Association (IBA), Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), Society for Corporate Governance, Nigeria (SCGN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

She obtained her LLB with honours from Edo State University in 2000, was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2002 and as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 2011,she later obtained her LLM from the University of Lagos in corporate and commercial law. She has several International Practice Diplomas awarded by the College of Law, London and the International Bar Association (IBA).

She garnered her years of experience working in various reputable Litigation firms and organizations which includes Rose Chambers, Overland Airways, Voix Networks Limited, where she headed the Corporate/Commercial and Company Secretarial Departments at various times. She later joined Helios Towers Nigeria Limited before joining Nosak Group as the Group Company Secretary/Legal Adviser.

She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). She is an International Practice Fellow of the International Bar Association (IBA) and a Faculty member of the Indirect Tax Faculty of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) (2016/2017 Presidential Year).

Mr Keshinro is a Chemist with over 15 years experience in the Lubricants industry. He has worked with three of Nigeria’s biggest oil companies; Forte Oil PLC, Oando PLC and MRS Oil Nigeria PLC. His experience spans across Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Commercial & Technical Sales Management. He has also served in various committees including the SON Technical Committee on Petroleum Products Standard.

Asides his BSc in Biochemistry from the Lagos State University and MSc in International Business from the University of London, he also holds a Diploma in Sales Management from the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (ISMM) UK and the NEBOSH International General Certificate for Occupational Health and Safety.

He is a Fellow of the ISMMM UK, Member of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria and the Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria.


Nosak Group Appoints Two New Business Managers

Nosak Group, a diversified business group with interests in Agriculture, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Haulage & Logistics, Financial Services, Supermarkerts, Real Estate has appointed Robert Ogirri as Managing Director of Nosak Farm Produce Limited, a foremost vegetable oil refinery and Abdulganiyu Haruna as General Manager of Nosak Haulage Limited.

Robert Ogirri has over 21 years of experience working in the FMCG sector and has demonstrable expertise in End to End Supply Chain Management, Organizational Restructure, Strategy, Operational Workplace Improvement (IL6S) Excellence and QEHS standards and Commercial Innovations.

He obtained a B.Sc and M.Sc in Food and Industrial Microbiology from the University of Benin in 1994 and later obtained a MBA in Operations Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in 2002. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) obtained from the Project Management Institute, Philadephia in 2008 and with a wealth of experience leading major transformational projects.

He has held executive management positions, building and providing Leadership in transforming operations in the West Africa Region for Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Kraft and Mondelez International. An alumnus of the Lagos Business School, he attended the Middle Management Programme in 2002 and obtained the Executive MBA in 2010.

He has attended several leadership and management trainings including the Institute for IFSS Lean Six Sigma and University of Wisconsin Business School  in 2012. Robert is a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management and Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

On the other hand, Abdulganiyu Haruna is a well rounded Senior Supply Chain Management Professional with an academic background in Business Administration from the University of Ilorin. He has a deep understanding of resource optimisation and skilful in adding value to efficiency.

An associate member of the Certified Institute of Cost Management (CICM), Institute of Strategic Management (ISM), a Certified Supply Chain Specialist (CSCS), and a Certified International Trade Logistics Specialist (CITLS)

With some 20 years value adding experience across all divides along the supply chain traversing industry giants like Dangote Cement PLC and DHL Supply Chain among others, he is accustomed to upholding productivity at the highest level. He is happily married with children.


Nosak Farm Produce Meets With FCMB To Discuss Opportunities

In a bid to strengthen the Nigerian economy and explore export opportunities, the Executive Management at Nosak Group met with Mr. Adamu Nuru, the Executive Director, Business Development and Mrs. Folake Fajemisin, Divisional Head, Corporate and Commercial Banking of First City Monument Bank Limited to discuss opportunities in the Nigerian Agricultural sector.

Dr. Toni Ogunbor recognised the newest venture of the Group; Nosak Farm Produce Limited as a premiere manufacturing company providing over 300 direct and indirect jobs and ranking as one of the top vegetable oil refiners in the country. With a current capacity of 200 tonnes per day and a farm size of approximately 800 hectares, the company is set to acquire an additional 20,000 hectares in Edo State for backward integration and further increase it’s refining capacity in 2016. This will create additional jobs and export opportunities for the country, which the Federal Government has encouraged of recent times.


Nosak Group Chairman Nominated To Lead Edo State Oil Palm Forum

Nosak Group Chairman, Dr Tony Ogunbor, was the distinguished Chairman of the Edo State Government Agribusiness Workshop held in Benin-City from 26th to 28th January 2017. Themed ” Harnessing Resources and Opportunities to Optimise Agribusiness in Edo State”. The Workshop was to identify specific areas of government interventions, engage stakeholders and facilitate private sector investments. There was no better choice of whom to open and lead the workshop than our amiable Chairman who for over 26yrs had seen and tapped the opportunities in the Oil Palm sector of the economy. The Governor, Deputy Governor and other eminent stakeholders in business, academia and government were fully represented.

In his welcome and opening address, Dr Ogunbor took the participants on a roller coaster ride of his rich experience in the Agric sector spanning the challenges and successes. He reminded the participants of the value of Agriculture in the country in the 50’s and 60’s before the advent of Crude Oil and how in spite of our fertile lands we have been caught in the dangerous web of the black gold. He enumerated the gains in Agriculture and the value chain opportunities therein. He further highlighted the numerous benefits accruable from retracing back to the agrarian culture and commended the State government in its quest to make Edo State the number one state in Agriculture.

Breakout sessions were held in which the Nosak team participated fully in the Oil Palm/Cocoa/Rubber Group. The Nosak Team was ably represented by Mr Robert Ogirri, MD of Nosak Farm Produce Ltd and Mr Victor Egharevba, Plantation Manager of Saturn Farms.

The Chairman was further nominated by the State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, during the one on one session on Saturday to lead and chair the Oil Palm Plantation Forum and present the way forward for Edo State.

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HRH Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa visits Nosak Farm Produce

HRH Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa visited the Nosak Farm Produce Limited vegetable oil refinery and was excited about the progress so far. He commended the Nosak Farm Produce team on their efforts in job creation and their zeal to increase capacity of local manufacturing. On completion, the refinery is set to produce pure vegetable oil with a capacity of 200 tonnes per day.