MAN’s PRO, Omotayo Okewunmi receiving her award from Managing Director, Stellarchem Nigeria Ltd, Ikpong Umoh
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN’s Public Relations Officer, Omotayo Okewunmi has bagged the Most Efficient Organized Private Sector, OPS, Image Maker Award at the 2022 Annual Workshop/Awards & Recognition organized by the Commerce & Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria, CICAN.
The Award Ceremony was held at Sheraton Hotels & Towers, Ikeja on CICAN on 3rd November 2022 and had individuals and organisations awarded and recognised for their outstanding performance and contributions to their various sectors, the economy, and the country at large. It also had a general theme “Manufacturing: Despite FX & Recognition” which captured the discussion of the workshop with prominent industry stakeholders dissecting the challenges facing the manufacturing industry and proffered solutions.
Speaking on the Award, the CICAN Chairman, Charles Okonji said Omotayo who manages the public image of the association was awarded for her contribution to managing the MAN image professionally and its stakeholders which included the media. He pointed out that her contributions have further helped MAN grow its presence and champion its course in the country.
She expressed her appreciation for the recognition and pointed out that it would spur her to do more. “It came as a surprise and I am deeply honoured by the kind gesture. It is always a privilege to be at your service”, she noted.
Omotayo is a certified Public Relations and communications expert with a strong passion for broadcast, arts, and communication. She currently works with the MAN where she not just handles strategic communications, but also serves as a Media Relations expert for the Association.
Her dogged experience in the broadcast space launched her passion for compere; now she also doubles as the Official Master of Ceremony of the MAN.
Omotayo is a multi-skilled communicator, with strong coordination in administrative duties. She among other responsibilities, co-manages the Annual Nigeria Manufacturing and Equipment Expo; plans and executes the Association’s Annual General Meetings, host the Annual MAN Reporter of the Year Award, and serves as liaison personnel with Embassies.
She served as secretary to the organizing committee for MAN at 50 Ceremony, recently represented MAN at the intra-African Trade Fair in Durban, South Africa, and initiated value-adding webinars for corporate communication experts for Member Companies.
She holds B.Sc. in Mass Communication/Media Studies and a Master of Science, in Social Science both from the University of Lagos.