By Kingsley Adegboye
Royal brand of marble stones and granite from the stable of Royal Engineered Stones Ltd have been adjudged the best innovative marble in the building materials market in Nigeria at the just-concluded Abuja International Housing Show which was the 12th edition in the series, as the company was awarded ‘Best Innovative Marble Company of the Year 2018’.
Presenting the award to Royal Engineered Stones, the Chief Executive Officer of Fesadeb Communications Ltd, organisers of the annual housing show, Mr. Festus Adebayo, said the award was a mark of recognition and encouragement to the company for its immense contributions to housing development and the built environment in general in the country.
According to Fesadeb boss, the Nigerian Housing Awards, NHA, seeks to recognise, celebrate and encourage outstanding government officials, corporate bodies and individuals in the Nigerian housing industry, stressing that the NHA followed due diligence in all phases of the project from search for companies, brands, institutions that met the criteria and individuals who have contributed to housing positively, to the screening, nomination and voting process culminating into the award night.
Adebayo added: “The award was set up to encourage competition and competitive pricing in the Housing Construction Industry. The award categorisation is carefully designed to recognise the efforts of both established and up-coming organisation in the Housing/Construction Sector in Nigeria.”
Receiving the award from the Coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, Umar Shuaibu, a town planner, the Head of Admin and Public Relations Manager, Royal Engineered Stones Ltd, Alh. Bello Abdulrahman hailed the organisers of the show for such laudable initiative.
Abdulrahman described the award as a source of verve in Nigeria’s building and construction industry which promotes healthy competition geared towards inspiring excellence and innovativeness in solving housing challenges and making huge contribution to better the housing sector.
“Emerging as the successful nominee in the category of Marble Company of the Year is very inspiring and rewarding. Anybody who works hard towards a goal and gets recognised for his hard work feels good. Being in the industry for over three decades, leading the pace through thick and thin, yet with a resolve to continue to serve Nigerians and all stakeholders with high quality products, has indeed paid off with this recognition.
“We remain grateful to our trade, professional, and technical partners as well as the end users of our products and industry regulators who have stood by us all these years. We appreciate those who in particular voted for us because evidently, each vote was a successful count.” Abdulrahman said.