Berger Paints unveils Olowokande Training Centre, by Samuel Mbadugha

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Berger Paints unveils  Olowokande Training Centre,  by Samuel Mbadugha
L-R: Company Secretary, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc (BPN), Ayokunle Ayoko; Chairman Statutory Audit Committee; Chibuzor Eke; wife of former Chairman of BPN, Clement Olowokande, Folashade, his wife, Kunle, his son and Chairman, BPN, Abi Ayida during the unveiling of Clement Olowokande Training Center in Berger Paints on Wednesday

A leading manufacturer of coated paints, Berger Paints Nigeria PLC has changed the name of its Training Centre to Clement Adekunle Olowokande Training Centre, in honour of its late former Chairman, Chief Clement Olowokande, who served for four- decade meritoriously and the first to be so honoured.

The change of  the  name, prompted by the Company’s shareholders and unveiled recently, was part of BPN’s determination to upgrade the capacity building Centre for global competitiveness.

Berger Paints’ Chairman, Abi Ayida explained that the late Clement Olowokande, was the longest serving staff of the Company to date, spanning over four-decade of unblemished records.

Ayida noted the impacted strong values that the late man brought to BPN through his sterling contributions. He appreciated the man’s family and stated that the Company was excited to name the Centre after him.

“ He is the longest employee to be so honoured. He has a 45 -year association with the Company. He symbolized and personified growth and rendered wonderful services to the company and was loyal. He was an inspiration to everyone in the company. We found in him, someone who represented commitment to the company and was ready to render a lifetime of service.  We thought that he was worth more preserving as a legacy.”, said Ayida.

Corroborating him, the Immediate Past President (IPP), Nigerian Shareholders Association, Chief Timothy Adesiyan said that Olowokande was known for his resilience, passion and dedication to work.

According to him, the late Chairman, stood firm with the company when it faced crisis and also brought back the company to its feet before he passed away. He commended the Board and Management for respecting and honoring late Olowokande.

The wife of late Olowokande, Folashade, expressed her gratitude to the company for naming the Training Centre after her late husband.

“ Olowokande was the heartbeat of Berger Paint. He worked effortlessly to see that the company stands out amongst other paint companies.”, said Folashade

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