According to the principal partner of GACA AWARDS, Mr. Robinson Koyoyo, the Garden City Advancement Awards is aimed at celebrating virtues of excellence. This year, the theme was ATTAINING INDUSTRIALIZATION THROUGH GOOD GOVERNANCE.
Amongst the list of recipients was the prestigious NIGERIA AGIP OIL COMPANY(NAOC) which was honored at the Garden City Advancement Awards & Summit as an Organization Making a Difference in the MULTINATIONAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR award category was presented to Paolo Carnevale GMD NAOC JV .
This award is in recognition of NAOC tremendous contributions in the promotion of Local Content, Community Development Project, Value Chain and Local Communities Relations with the aim of supporting SMEs/entrepreneurship.
The award was also given for their involvement in socio-economic activities , the high level of professionalism and excellent leadership role demonstrated over the years in the oil and gas industry having over 90% of her staff strength as Nigerian Industries with great percentage (90%) of indigenous contractors is worthy of emulation.
The event which took place at the Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt on the 31st Oct 2015 was highly successful and was hosted by Mr Benson Uwheru a corporate governance expert. In attendance was CP Musa Kimo Commissioner of Police, Rivers State who spoke on Peace and Security: A Panacea to Economic Development. Also in attendance was Mrs Titi Horsfall an Oil & Gas Expert and Novelist, who delivered a mind blowing keynote speech on mentoring the Youth for Strategic Leadership: Issues and the way forward.
Other award recipients at the ceremony included Sir Mike Elechi ,Dr (Mrs) Ngeri Benebo , Bro Felix Obuah, Mrs Titi Horsfall, Mr Elvis Donkemezuo, Sir Wilcox Abereton, EPEANAL Group, El-Totuama International Services LTD, Jephthah Comprehensive Sec. Sch. Ph, VIP Express Tourism LTD,AIT Port Harcourt, VIEW POINT-Rhythm 93.7 Ph and Family Love FM Ph, Cosmo Lounge, Community Initiative For amongst others.
HERITAGE-PLUS official organizer of the event expressed their appreciation for Amano Image, EZ Comm Resources LTD, Orange Magazine & MTN for their support for the event.