40 Students Complete Packaging Technology Course at IOPPN
By Adedapo Adesanya
No fewer than 40 students have completed a one-year diploma and certificate in Packaging Technology at the Institute of Packaging Professionals Nigeria (IOPPN).
At a graduation ceremony held last week at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Victoria Island, Lagos, some of the graduating students were honoured for excellence.
It was gathered that the awards ceremony tagged NaijaStar Awards for Packaging Excellence was put in place by IOPPN), Nigeria Packaging (NP) and the Nigeria Packaging Academy (NPA).
It was designed to celebrate excellence in the packaging sector in Nigeria and to also recognise organisations and personalities who have contributed positively to the transformation of the industry through safe, sustainable, quality, innovative products and services.
Commenting on the awards, the President of Africa Packaging Organisation and Executive Director, IOPPN, Mr Ahmed Alex Omah said, “Recognising exceptional and outstanding contributors and professionals within the Packaging sector forms the foundation on which the NaijaStar Awards is established.
“The Institute of Packaging Nigeria is highly committed to rewarding excellence and professionalism through a credible, transparent, and trustworthy process. We also appreciate our supportive partners who made this event a success”.
Further enlightening on what the NaijaStar awards entail, the organisers noted that categories include; Food, Beverages, Personal Care and Household, Cosmetics and Beauty, E-commerce, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Industrial and Transport Packaging.
Others include Point of Sale Packaging, Point of Sale Packaging, Luxury Packaging, Fresh Fruits & Vegetables as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award.
During the event, 22 graduating students from the Nigeria Packaging Academy 2021 session, who have fulfilled all requirements received a special honour as certified Packaging professionals.
Among them was Ms Damilola Olaide, who emerged as the best graduating student in the one-year diploma programme in Packaging Technology.
The NaijaStar Awards is sponsored by Fairtrade Messer – organisers of agrofood and plastprintpack, Sona group of companies, FAE Envelope and SBA.