…says award a recognition of resilience
Professor Adesoji Adesugba, an Adviser to Farmcrowdy and the Provost of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) Business Entrepreneurship Skills and Technology (BEST) Centre on behalf of the President and the Executive Committee of the ACCI congratulated Mr. Onyeka Akuma, the Founder and CEO of Farmcrowdy on the conferment of the National Productivity Award.
Professor Adesugba in a message which was contained in a press statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Thursday, 24th May, 2018 which he personally signed said the award is not only well deserved but a clear demonstration of the abundant potentials deposited in young Nigerians.
While saying the Farmcrowdy has become a trailblazer in its initiative by vigorously nursing its dream to fruition, Professor Adesugba also noted that resilience and strong will has accounted for the recognition it has received.
He also said ACCI President, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, SAN, has described Farmcrowdy as “a model for innovation, originality and a rare determination to succeed against all odds”.
According to him, he is proud to be associated with the giant strides the group has made within a record time pointing out that they are a group he is mentoring.
In his words: “This is a well deserved award. And we at the ACCI are proud of Onyeka Akumah and his team of brilliant young people.
“We are happy that Farmcrowdy is now a household name which started as an idea by Onyeka Akumah at the ACCI technology initiative.
“With the success and the indelible foot prints that the organisation has printed on the sand of time, we are further energized in the Chamber to continue to serve as a pillar of support to young startups and hope others will see Farmcrowdy as an example of possibilities.
“Well done Onyeka, well done Farmcrowdy and thank you Mr. President, for this well deserved recognition”, Adesugba added.
He further noted that the platform gives Nigerians the opportunity to participate in Agriculture by connecting farm sponsors with real farmers for the purpose of producing high-quality farm produce.
He also commended the group for remaining focused in empowering rural farmers thereby contributing to food security in Nigeria and actually moved a step further to provide a healthy means of engaging people with Agriculture from a profit driven perspective.
It could be recalled that Farmcrowdy has always celebrated and recognized National Productivity Day in honour of Nigerians that are constantly serving, innovating, and contributing to the development of Nigeria.
This year’s National Productivity Award Ceremony took place on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at NAF Conference Centre in Abuja.
For Farmcrowdy, the day was particularly exciting because not only were they celebrating with the awardees, they also received a letter from the National Productivity Committee which stated that in recognition of its contribution to the agricultural sector, it received the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) award.
The 17th National Productivity Day event was tagged “Productivity For Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth,” and chaired by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.