Architects Laud Vitapur’s Products as Forex Earner

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Architects Laud Vitapur’s Products as Forex Earner

Frontline architects in Nigeria, under the aegis of Association of Consulting Architects of Nigeria (ACAN), have commended Vitapur Nigeria PLC., a subsidiary of Vitafoam Nigeria PLC for manufacturing of modern building materials that serve as sources of foreign exchange earning for Nigeria.

Vitapur has made a giant stride in the manufacturing of building materials such as insulation boards, pre-insulated roofing sheets and sandwich panels amongst others that are predominately imported into Nigeria.

Addressing participants after the tour of the company’s facilities in Lagos yesterday, ACAN’s honourary Treasurer, Feyi Ogunneye expressed optimism that Vitapur’s quality products would make modern building materials readily available in Nigeria as scarcity of forex has made importation expensive. She commended the company’s management for the foresight and breakthrough at a period when everyone is yearning for local content.

Corroborating her, another ACAM’s Member, Mr Emediong Nsimah said Vitapur’s products were of high quality should be patronized.
“ Vitapur is our own. This is an era of embracing local content. For many years, Nigeria depends of foreign countries for virtually everything. I am impressed with Vitapur’s efforts. Our visit has exposed us to a lot about the company’s products.”, he said.

In his comprehensive presentation on Vitapur’s products and services before the facilities tour, the General Manager, Engineer Yemi Mofikoya explained that Vitapur was a major player in West Africa . He stated that the company embarked on backward integration to ease the challenges of importation. According to him, imposted materials are not only expensive but at times contains substandard products. “ The tour is to enable building professionals have an insight into our products as they intermediate between us and the end users.”, said Mofikoya.

Earlier in his welcome address, Vitafoam’s Executive Director, Corporate Services, Mr Sola Owoade explained that Vitafoam was not only about manufacturing of rigid foams but other products through its subsidiaries in Nigeria and overseas. “ Vitafoam is a one-stop-shop where one can get all materials for building and equipping the house at global standard. Apart from Vitapur, our subsidiaries include Vitablom, Vitavisco, Vono Products and Vitapart, the new baby and the first company to produce fuel filter in West Africa”, Owoade said.

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