The Orodje of Okpe Kingdom His Royal Majesty Major General Felix Mujakperuo JP, the Orhue 1, has charged the General Manager of Life Flour Mills Limited Mr. Alexander Verhees to give more employment opportunity to the host community as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.
The first class monarch gave the charge while speaking on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee (50th ) anniversary of the Life Flour Mills Limited held in Sapele on Tuesday.
The Orodje who praised the founding fathers of the company for their vision in establishing the Life Flour Mills in Sapele, also praised the Managing Director, General Manager, management team, staff and directors of the company for their good management initiative that kept the company running 50 years after it’s establishment.
He explained that part of the reason Life Flour Mills Limited was brought to Sapele was to bring development and employment to the area.
The monarch thanked the management of the company for their corporate social responsibility to the people.
The Orodje maintained that apart from Life Flour Mills Limited, there are other companies like the African Timber & Plywood (AT&P ), Eternit Limited, Zarteck , etc established in the area but due to bad management and lack of adequate raw material these companies folded up.
He remarked that as Life Flour Mills Limited is celebrating it 50th – year- anniversary, the company should ensure adequate backup in terms of raw material by growing wheat in Nigeria.
Earlier in an opening remark, the CEO of the Seaboard Group, Mr Jack Bresky, described the people of Sapele as wonderful and hospitable.
He stated that when his father and the late Alfred Rewane, was planning to establish Life Flour Mills in Nigeria, it was the hospitality of the people and the conducive environment that attracted them to the area.
The Seaboard CEO praised the founding fathers for their initiative, in establishing the company, he also praised the directors, management and staff of Life Flour Mills Limited for keeping the company running for the past fifty years.
He thanked customers of the company for their dependable behaviour which motivated and inspired the company.
Mr Bresky, maintained that though the company is celebrating the 50th year anniversary ,they will grow stronger.
Meanwhile, the general manager of Life Flour Mills Limited Mr Alexander Verhees, stated that the trust of the customers and believe of the end
users of their products have been the driving force keeping the company.
He thanked the customers and the end users for their loyalty and promised that together they shall grow as strategic partners.
The General Manager, while reacting to the advise of the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, also hinted on the possible plan of growing wheat in Nigeria, as a backup in ensuring that the issue of lack of adequate raw material is tackled.
Highlight of the event was the cutting of the anniversary cake and the presentation of cash award to some customers who have shown absolute loyalty and commitment to the progress of the company.
The Number one(1) National award with a cash prize of N3m was presented to Friday Ovie Limited, National award No 2 with a cash reward of N2m was presented to Veremy Global Limited, while Electrese Limited received the National award No 3 with a cash reward of one million naira.