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FG to reward 100 top indigenous companies

Aganga, who made the announcement on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan, stated that it is a presidential initiative and it is fashioned after America’s Fortune 500 in terms of the criteria used for the choice of the companies.

As part of efforts to encourage more indigenous companies in growing the economy, the federal government has announced plans to reward about 100 top companies in the country.

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, who disclosed this to journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, noted that these companies are being recognised because of their contribution to the nation’s economic growth and job creation.

The minister announced that the Top 100 Business Initiative enlisted companies that cut across various sectors such as oil and gas, telecommunications, construction, and food manufacturing, amongst others.

Aganga, who made the announcement on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan, stated that it is a presidential initiative and it is fashioned after America’s Fortune 500 in terms of the criteria used for the choice of the companies.

       
Date Posted: 25 November 2014

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