Renowned philanthropist and Chief Govt Officer of Seahorse Lubricants Industries Minimal, Ebuka Onunkwo, has been named the Industrialist of the Year.
The humble and clever-performing Ihembosi, Anambra Point out-born entrepreneur bagged the award on Saturday at the just-concluded Sunlight Newspapers Awards held at Eko Inns and Suites, Lagos.
The administration of the highly regarded media outfit experienced observed that in awarding the Industrialist of the Yr investiture, the Editorial Board of the newspaper and the committee looked at an specific, who has etched his/her name in gold in the organization environment in Nigeria, in particular producing sector.
The paper stated Onunkwo emerged winner ahead of other individuals before nominated for the award for the phenomenal good results of Seahorse Lubricants Industries Ltd. in the yr beneath evaluate.
It lauded the industrialist for blazing the trail via a dint of tricky work despite not becoming born into a prosperous relatives.
In his quick quotation, The Sunshine remembers how Onunkwo rose “From advertising spare areas, he forayed into importing lubricants and afterwards batteries into Cotonou, Republic of Benin and later on Nigeria. Ahead of extended, his organization expanded beyond his creativity.
In February 2015, his associates in Turkey went bankrupt and stopped manufacturing. He misplaced a great deal of income, $3.2m already remitted for his products.
“Born on December 3, 1970, Onunkwo’s sluggish and constant journey to wealth is a comforting story to encourage any budding entrepreneur that diligence and perseverance fork out. “He was not born into a abundant relatives wherever his kernels were being cracked for him by benevolent spirits.
Nevertheless, by dint of diligence, he has etched his title in gold in company, particularly manufacturing.” The award was presented to him by Amb. Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, widow of the late Eze Ndigbo, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
In his speech soon after receiving the award, Onunkwo thanked the management of The Sunlight for deeming him fit for the honour. He promised not to relent on his oars, adding that the award would spur him to “keep pushing.”
He dedicated the award to his spouse who took treatment of the property entrance whilst he was fast paced at the ‘war front’ as very well as his tough-doing work team that considered in him when matters have been not rosy.
Seahorse Lubricants Industries Ltd. is located in Ozubulu, Anambra Point out, South-East, Nigeria. With the acceptance of the Department of Petroleum Sources, it started out operation in 2017.
The Firm offers of merchandise these kinds of as multigrade motor oil, automatic transmission fluids, (ATF) handbook equipment oil, diesel engine oil and artificial motor oil.
It also proficiently implements a excellent administration program pursuing the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 Intercontinental Typical.
It is deserving to take note that Seahorse Lubricants Industries Ltd gained the very best oil of the calendar year in 2021.