– As Okoli reveals secret behind company’s success
As part of its vision to promote wellness through provision of essential and affordable medicines, leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, has unveiled six new products to expand its products portfolio.
The products, which include Para 1000, Mutil Stop, Emzorphage 500, Azithromycin 500, Emzor Fluconazole, and Emzor Hydrochlorothiazide Tablet, were unveiled at the company’s 18th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, on 18 December, 2022.
Held at the Muson Centre, Lagos, the event had the theme, “Enter His Gate with Thanksgiving and His Court with Praise”.
Speaking at the unveiling, the Managing Director, Emzor Group, Dr Stella Okoli, revealed the secret of the company’s exceptional accomplishments in the industry, saying it is all about being sold out for God.
According to her, “The reason we are doing well is not because we are smarter than others, it is because we are completely sold out for God. We will continue to thank God. God destined that there should be Emzor and that is why there is Emzor. This is why we are entering His gate with thanksgiving and His court with praise.”
Okoli, who disclosed that that the company already has five manufacturing plants and still counting, averred that Emzor is the first company in Nigeria to establish an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) plant.
She added that the company currently has over 200 over-the-counter products (OTC) and about 248 products in all.
Also speaking, Chairman of the event, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa commended the Emzor Group for its impactful role in the pharmaceutical industry. He added that the company’s culture of expressing gratitude to God is worth emulating.
Said he: “It has become a culture for Emzor to give thanks to God. Learn from the Okoli family. They gather people two to three times every year to thank God. They have a heart of gratitude and nobody can do that without having a close relationship with God.”
The wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun, in her remarks at the event, commended Emzor for its consistent contributions to the growth the country’s pharmaceutical industry. While urging the public to learn to cultivate the habit of giving thanks to God, Abiodun also stressed the need to remember the less-privileged in society.
In his ministration, the guest minister, who is the Continental Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Continental 1 (South East Regions, South-South Regions, Lagos Regions 2, 37 Shomolu & North Africa 1), Pastor Kalu Ndukwe Kalu, noted that Emzor has every reason to thank God.
According to him, one of the reasons to thank God is because thanksgiving is a very powerful key in reaching God. He further revealed that thanksgiving is a command from God. He therefore challenged everyone to obey God in living a life of gratitude.
The management of Emzor also used the occasion to present long-service awards to staff who had meritoriously served the company for 10, 15, 20 and 25 years, saying the recognised individuals had contributed immensely in helping the company to accomplish its mission of making quality healthcare available and affordable to all.
The Executive Director, General Duties, Human Resources and Finance of the company, Mrs Uzoma Ezeoke, further urged the honoured staff not to relent in ensuring excellent and optimum performance at all times.
Other guests at the event were former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; wife of the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Oluremi Hamzat; and the Acting Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr Monica Eimunjeze, among others.