Stakeholders Reiterate Commitment To Cleaning Industry Growth

Industry stakeholders have restated their commitment to cleaning industry growth and development in the country.

They stated this at the Clean Africa Show conference and exhibition held in Lagos with the theme: ‘Positioning Africa’s Fabricare and Hygiene Industry for excellence: Adopting World class practices’.
Speaking, the general manager, Home Appliances, LG Electronics, Brian Kang, noted that the cleaning industry plays a vital role in maintaining public health, productivity and overall wellbeing.

“We recognise the importance of this sector and are dedicated to supporting its growth and development. Through our sponsorship of Clean Show Africa, we aim to showcase our cutting-edge cleaning solutions, designed to enhance efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and promote eco-friendliness. Our products and technologies are tailored to meet the unique needs of African markets, supporting the region’s economic growth and development,” he said.

The chairman, Fabric Professionals and Dry Cleaners Association of Nigeria (FPDA), Enibikun Adebayo, noted that it is a new dawn for the fabric care and drycleaning industry in Africa.

Adebayo pointed out that the Cleanshow Africa Conference and Exhibition is a testament to the Association’s collective commitment to progress and excellence, saying that this event brings together industry leaders, innovators and experts from around the globe to showcase the latest advancements in fabric care technology, sustainable practices and business strategies.

He encouraged participants to take the opportunity to learn from each other, to build lasting connections and to embrace the future with optimism and determination.

On his part, president, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Chief Emeka Obegolu pointed out that the dry-cleaning industry in Nigeria plays a significant role in meeting the demands of customers who seek professional care services in ensuring effective and customer centric service delivery.

He added that “the industry must embrace constructive feedback and discipline resolution mechanisms that meet the unique needs of industry.”

The director-general of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Chinyere Almona believed that the clean industry sector contributes significantly to the economy of Nigeria, and facilitates business across other sectors.

She said it was laudable to attract attention to the investments in the sector, advising players in the sector to understand that they cannot play small anymore and they needed to expand, they need to grow, they need to professionalise even their little establishments for the growth that is coming.

She urged the practitioners to join the chamber so that their voices can be heard over issues bedevilling the sector.

President, Cleaning Practitioners Association of Nigeria (CPAN), Tunde Ayeye, told the exhibitors that they owe themselves the duty of making the best of the profession.

He reiterated the commitment of CPAN to join hands with the fabric care association to take the frontiers of the hygiene industry forward

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