By Our Correspondent
All is set for a Nigerian furniture company: Prince Interior Furniture and Furnishing Company Limited, Kugbo, Abuja to compete and wrestle foreign competitors in the industry to the ground, the Managing Director (MD), Prince Emeka Egwuekwe has said.
Egwuekwe said this at the celebration of the company’s 20th year anniversary in furniture business at the Furniture Market, Kugbo, FCT on Friday.
The event also witnessed the commissioning of a modern upholstery factory in the Furniture Market, just as the MD showed modern machines and equipment his company recently acquired, with which to prove to the world that a company in Nigeria can produce furniture and ancillaries far better than what are produced outside the country.
The MD who doubles as the national President, United Furniture Association of Nigeria said his company would soon be exporting their products to other countries even as he added that he had also generated employment for many in Nigeria through his company. Among his achievements so far according to him were expansion of his company; massive production of furniture for home and foreign markets; opening of upholstery factories in Kugbo; encouraging registration of furniture makers at Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and; reduction of unemployment in the country.
Prince Emeka Egwuekwe therefore attributed his success in business to his acceptance of Jesus the Christ as his only savior, adding that he came to Abuja with nothing and was not doing well until he joined the Living Faith Church, repented and changed to life of sincerity and fear of God.
Speaking, the Director-General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN), Dr Dikko Usman Rada said: “Based on your achievements so far, we at the SMEDAN are ready to support and partner with you, as we are all fighting a common cause for the economic development of the country”.
Earlier, the chairman of the occasion, Rtd President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), Justice Babatunde Adejumo, investors in the industry to emulate Egwuekwe’s sincerity in business.
He said that the Enugwu Agidi, Anambra born – prince was not only known for truth and quality work, but also for the fear of God.
Explaining how he came to know the Prince, the retired Justice said due to his impression with the durability of the furniture he met at the NICN, which were said to be produced seven years back, he had to make enquiry about the producer and was told that it was done by one Prince Interior.
“For that”, according to him, “we had to invite him and after finding out that he was the one who did the job and the sincerity in him, we had to choose him as one of his contractors in the NICN”.