…Honours 22 Diploma graduates from Nigeria

 In recognition of excellence in the Nigerian Packaging Industry, the Institute of Packaging Professionals Nigeria (IOPPN), Nigeria Packaging (NP), and Nigeria Packaging Academy (NPA) licenced by the Institute of Packaging South Africa, for a One-year Diploma in Packaging Technology course collaborated to host the Nigeria Packaging inaugural Graduation ceremony and unveiling of NaijaStar Awards for Packaging Excellence on Thursday, 24th of March 2022 at Marriott, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Victoria Island, Lagos.

During the event, the IOPPN, NP, NPA honoured 40 Students who have concluded their Diplomas, and Certificates courses with prize presentations at the venue. While the awards ceremony is designed to celebrate excellence in the Packaging sector in Nigeria. The awards initiative is also aimed at recognising organisations and personalities who have contributed positively to the transformation of the Packaging sector, through safe, sustainable, quality, innovative products, and services.

Commenting on the awards, President of Africa Packaging Organisation and Executive Director, Institute of Packaging Nigeria, Ahmed Alex Omah said, “Recognising exceptional and outstanding contributors and professionals within the Packaging sector forms the foundation on which the NaijaStar Awards is established. The Institute of Packaging Nigeria is highly committed to rewarding excellence and professionalism through a credible, transparent, and trustworthy process. We also appreciate our supportive partners who made this event a success”.

The NaijaStar awards categories include; Food, Beverages, Personal Care and Household, Cosmetics and Beauty, E-commerce, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Industrial and Transport Packaging, Point of Sale Packaging, Point of Sale Packaging, Luxury Packaging, Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Others are special recognition of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The selection of winners will be done by a panel of distinguished individuals and professionals drawn from different renowned organisations within the Packaging sector. The panel of judges include branding connoisseurs, agro-food and consumer product experts, and representatives from international organisations who will examine each submission with regards to seven key elements which will be used as the standards in selecting the winners.

During the event, 22 graduating students from the Nigeria Packaging Academy 2021 session, who have fulfilled all requirements received a special honour as certified Packaging professionals. Among them was Damilola Olaide, who emerged as the best graduating student in the one-Year Diploma in Packaging Technology.

The NaijaStar Awards is sponsored by Fairtrade Messer – organisers of agrofood and plastprintpack, Sona group of companies, FAE Envelope and SBA.

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