Top products are on display at the Atrium where the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in Rivers and Bayelsa states are mounting an annual exhibition to mark its 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM).
It will also mark the conclusion of the tenure of the current chairman, Hon Prince Charles Bekee, who took over few tears back from Mrs Ekama E. Akpan, now national vice president, south east and south-south.
Indorma Eleme Group took three pavilions to showcase world class products that guarantee almost all plastics products in the world, and urea that helps fertilizer manufacturers to blend to test. This saves huge foreign exchange for the nation.
Nigeria now produces oils and perfumes from base oils that give some of the best fragrances in the world. This is at the Valia Calleries ltd which is attracting much attention.
Another star stand is from Machineering Designs & Fabrications Limited which saves dredgers and shippers from shut down due to their ability to fashion out any machine part especially through refurbishing. This efforts saves millions of naira for dredge companies and shippers and also saves jobs and time.
Easter Wrought Iron Limited is always on show with durable and affordable furniture works for hotels, hospitals, homes and offices.
The Raw Materials Research Centre is on hand to ensure quality and controls together with the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON). There is Charles Aluminum Company, Siat of Belgium managing RISONPALM, Crown Flour Mills, and Dr Chico Investment Limited.
Alcon Nigeria Limited is showcasing its products especially in electrical panels made in Port Harcourt to dazzle the marine and oil industries. Daneleco Limited is also on hand, Rubbystones Fibre is there, Beverage Management Systems is there, and Pabod is on hand with endless variety of beers, malts and spirits.
There is always M-Saleh with engines and now wheel barrows, there is Access bank, Nigeria Export Promotion Council is on hand to show how best to meet export quality, Grofin Nigeria is ready for financing, Eastern Enamelware Factory is there, African Asset Management is on hand, MAN has a centre to register new members, Made-In-Nigeria Products.ng (MINP) is there and Cobef International completes the story.
MAN national president, Dr Frank Jacobs of Jacobs Wine came to declare the exhibition open assisted by the VP, Mrs Akpan and Charles Bekee.
The AGM proper would begin Friday afternoon with lectures and speeches to encourage the branch that has grown very fast despite security scares in the oil region.