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Fact About MAN

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) was established in May, 1971 as a company limited by guarantee. The establishment of the Association was motivated by the desire to have a focal point of communication and consultation between industry on the one hand, and the government and general public on the other. Hitherto, there was no institutional organ whose central focus was to give meaning to the interests, problems and aspirations of the manufacturing sector.

 

Brief History

The establishment of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria was to provide a platform for the private sector to formulate and articulate policy suggestions that would be complementary to governments efforts at policy formulation.
MAN is in business to create a climate of opinion in this country in which manufacturers can operate efficiently and profitably for the benefit of all. As the collective voice of its members, MAN was established to promote and protect manufacturers collective interests.

The establishment of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria was therefore seen as a forum for the private sector to formulate and articulate policy suggestions that would be complementary to government’s efforts at policy formulation. MAN is in business to create a climate of opinion in this country in which manufacturers can operate efficiently and profitably for the benefit of all. As the collective voice of its members, MAN was established to promote and protect manufacturers’ collective interests.

Vision and Mission

Vision

To be the main voice of manufacturers’ interest in Nigeria

Mission

To promote, in close cooperation with our members, other organs of the Organized Private Sector (OPS), the government and other stakeholders in the economy, an enabling environment for industrial development, growth and prosperity of the society at large.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Provide for manufacturers all over Nigeria the means of formulating, making known and influencing general policy in regard to industrial, labour, social, legal, training, and technical matters;
  • To develop and promote the contribution of manufacturers to the national economy through government and otherwise, whose work may affect directly or indirectly the interests of manufacturers;
  • To encourage a high standard of quality of members’ products through the collective and circulation of useful information and the provision of advice;
  • To encourage the patronage of members’ products by Nigerians and by consumers in foreign countries;
  • To communicate and liaise with kindred and other bodies, in the accomplishment of the objectives of the Association and on subjects of common interest.

By pursuing these objectives, the Association hopes that members would be helped to play their full part in creating wealth on which national economic prosperity and social progress depend. Overall, the task of MAN is that of helping to promote policies for a more stable and buoyant economy without which industry cannot be efficient and financially healthy. In order to do this, the Association endeavors to put across its viewpoints at national, state and local levels. Such viewpoints are the products of research and the collective experience of member companies. The basic philosophy of the Association is to ensure the well-being of its members on which the livelihood of their management, workers, customers and suppliers depends.

HISTORY TIMELINE

2003: Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting – Abuja 2003 Business Support Group.
Specialized Committee of Stakeholders to Review the Status of the Pre-shipment Inspection Scheme Preparatory to the Introduction of Destination Inspection Scheme
Presidential Committee on Modalities for Engaging Nigerian Professionals in the Execution of Project.
Regional Organizing Committee on 3rd ECOWAS Trade Fair.

2002: Abolition of Dual Exchange rates.
Mediating on behalf of members on issues directly affecting them Customs, Police, Ports Authority and Local Government harassments.
Successful advocacy for the take-off of support institutions i.e. Bank of Industry (BOI), SMIDA etc. to provide finance and strategic intervention for the revitalization of industries in Nigeria.
Removal of VAT on industrial machinery.
Removal of import duty on some machinery e.g. CKD for Motor Assembly Plants.
Favourable and satisfactory interpretation of the Withholding Tax Law in respect of manufacturing inputs and some services.

1998: Establishment of Fast Track Clearing Procedures at the Ports for Bonafide Manufacturers.
Protection of local industries from multiple taxation by persuading the Federal Government to promulgate Decree 21 of 1998 which defined the taxing powers of the three tiers of government.
Institution of legal action against some unfavourable laws such as the Sales Tax law

1980: MAN has successfully positioned itself as a leading business Association recognized and respected by Government.
In the management of the economy, the relevance of MAN has been appreciated through invitations to serve on many committees set up by government and other organizations viz:

1971: The Association, since its establishment in 1971 has made giant strides in the areas of policy advocacy, business information and development as well as outright direct intervention.

Executive Members

The Executive Committee is a group of experienced professionals duly elected by MAN members and entrusted with the obligation to conduct the affairs of the Association according to its constitution

How We Work

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) was established in 1971 as a company limited by guarantee. The establishment of the Association was motivated by the desire to have a focal point of communication and consultation between industry on the one hand, and the government and general public on the other.

OUR MANDATE COMES FROM OUR MEMBERS

Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) recieves its mandate from the National Council, 14 Branch Councils accross the country, and 10 Sectoral Groups. In addition, 5 standing committees, 9 Ad-Hoc Committee and 76 Subsectoral Groups.

This engagement process reaches over 400 MAN members who have a direct say in what we do and how we do it, from renewing our work strategies to discussing the key business issues of the day and re-tooling our influence.

Each of our national council and branch council members are elected to a term of office. Our standing committee members are invited to join voluntarily based on their sector experience and technical expertise.

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL IS THE FORMAL GOVERNING BOARD OF THE ASSOCIATION

The Association has a National Council, made up of a President, 8 Vice President, Treasurer, Chairmen of Branches, Chairmen of Sectoral Groups and elected members.

Past Presidents of the Association are life members representing special interest on the Council.

In directing MAN’s affairs and determining its policy options, the National Council is served by an Executive Committee and 5 Standing Committees namely;

  1. Economic Policy Committee,
  2. Finance & Establishment Committee
  3. Small and Medium Industries Committee,
  4. Corporate Affairs and Strategic Planning Committee,
  5. Infrastructure Committee

These committees, as well as other adhoc committees assist in evolving vital policy framework needed for the realization of the objectives of the Association in areas of transport, energy, communication, taxation, exports, consultancy, research, economic matters, education and training as well as consultation with various existing specialized bodies. The National Council meets 4 times in a year. The Secretary to the National Council is the Director General.

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL IS COMPRISED OF ONE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

In order to make the National Council more responsive to the yearnings of members’expectations and aspirations, the Association has an Executive Committee which is composed of the President, Vice President, the Hon. Treasurer, Chairmen Standing Committees and 2 other members appointed on merit to represent special interest. The Director General is the Secretary of Committee.

Essentially, the Executive Committee is empowered to perform the usual functions of the National Council, subject to the ratification of the National Council except the following issues which must be referred to Council for approval.

  1. a) All matters affecting top management staff (appointment, promotion, and discipline)
  2. b) All financial matters including budget, borrowing, membership subscrition, levies, etc.
  3. c) National Economic Policies
  4. d) Issues relation to National Budget
  5. e) Creation of zones, branches, and subsectoral groups
  6. f) Nomination to National Council

The Executive Committee also operates as a lobby group that liaises with the National Council. Members of the Committee are expected from time to time, to identify industrialists among Federal Legislators who would constitute contacts for effective lobbing. The Executive Committee meets 4 time a year.

STANDING COMMITTEE

In addition to the Executive Committee, the Association has 5 Standing Committees, namely:

  1. Economic Policy Committee,
  2. Finance & Establishment Committee
  3. Small and Medium Industries Committee,
  4. Corporate Affairs and Strategic Planning Committee,
  5. Infrastructure Committee

AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Ad-hoc Committees are however constituted to deal with specific and usually temporary issues as circumstances may demand. There are also Study Groups that deal with subjects of special interests to the Association as they arise, such as transport, energy, communication, fuel, taxation, exports, consultation with various existing specialized bodies.

MAN EXPORT GROUP AND GAS USERS GROUP

To promote export of Nigerian goods, MAN has an Export Group. MAN also has a Gas Users Group.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Every year, our members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting is used to elect the Auditors, elect or re-elect council members and MAN President and vote on wide variety of resolutions.

ANNUAL REPORT

Every year, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) publishes its Annual Reports which contains emperica based information, key highlights from the years’ activites and details on our financial information.

MAN CODE OF CONDUCT

In order to promote and develop meaningful contribution of manufacturers to the national economy, the National Council laid down the following code of conduct for members of the Association:

  • Endeavour to maintain in all aspects of their operations, a high level of business ethics and recognized standards, thus refraining from all business dealings of questionable nature, which could bring the Association or the manufacturing sector as a whole into disrepute.

  • Demonstrate transparent commitment to Nigeria’s industrial objectives and policies; placing Nigeria’s best interest above all others and increasing the contribution of the manufacturing sector to the economy, and towards the improvement of the quality of life of Nigerians.

  • Promote, encourage and improve quality standards and process control in all their manufacturing operations.

  • Refer to the National Council of the Association, any disagreement between members of the Association for arbitration before either party can pursue such a matter further (if necessary) after Council’s intervention.

Where We Operate

The Association has one National Secretariat

The National Secretariat of MAN is headed by a Director General, who is the Chief Executive Officer. Assisted by a complement of staff, the Director General executes on a daily basis, the policy decisions/directives of the National Coucil. The Secretariat is designed and geared to provide specialized services to individual members as well as groups, covering major areas of the manufacturing operations.

MAN Corporate Officies

The Head Office of MAN, named MAN House, is strategically located at No. 77, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria, the twin-block edifice is on a plot of land measuring 2,860.771sq meters benevolently leased to the Association for 99 years by its first president, Chief T. Adeola Odutola, the Ogbeni-Oja of Ijebu-Ode.

MAN House
77, Obafemi Awolowo Way
Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeri
Tel: 01-4542700, 01-4542701
Email: man@manufacturersnigeria.org
Website: www.manufacturersnigeria.org

MAN Abuja Liaison Office
2nd Floor UAC Commercial Complex
Plot 273, Central Business Area
Abuja
Tel: 08062409324, 08039448848, and 08036427586
Email: manabujaliaison@manufacturersnigeria.org

Branch Offices

As a result of developments in the political structure of the country, Branches were planned for the 36 states of the federation and Abuja, to ensure that the needs of manufacturers at both the State and Local Governement levels are met. However, due to the rate of industrial development in some states, these states have been grouped together until such a time that there are enough member companies from each state to form a Branch. All Branch offices are headed by full-time Executive Secretaries and a compliment of staff.

1. MAN Abuja
2nd Floor UAC Commercial Complex Plot 270, Central Business District, Abuja.
Tel: 08036131330
E-mail: manabujabranch@manufacturersnigeria.org,
sunday.adejoh@manufacturersnigeria.org

2. MAN, Anambra/Enugu
18 (Formerly 2A) Chime Avenue, New Haven
P.O.Box 9536, Uwani-Enugu
Tel: 08036853869; 08083845868, 08035593991
E-mail: mananambenugu@manufacturersnigeria.org,
enuguman2012@gmail.com,
patrick.eronobi@manufacturersnigeria.org

3. MAN, Apapa 
Behind Conoil Filling Station
(Conoil Bus Stop), Beside Spring Bank
Plc, Tin Can Island, Apapa
Tel: 08062749019, 08025343540
E-mail: manapapa@manufacturersnigeria.org,
manapapa@gmail.com

4. MAN, Bauchi/Benue/Plateau
7, Suzi Garden, TafawaBalewa Street
P.O.Box 862, Jos
Tel: 073,455643, 08030627250
E-mail: manbauchibenue@manufacturersnigeria.org,
manbbpgn@yahoo.com

5. MAN, Edo/Delta
Plot 4, AlexandarOgun Road,
Evboriria Industrial Estate,
Km 7, Sapele Road
P.O.Box 7932, Benin City
Tel: 08060642427
E-mail: manedodelta@manufacturersnigeria.org

6. MAN, Ikeja 2A, Akilo Road Ogba, Lagos
Tel: 08030878784
E-mail: manikeja@manufacturersnigeria.org,
manikeja1@yahoo.com

7. MAN, Imo/Abia
15A (19A) Wetheral Road, Flat No.2
P.O.Box 973, Owerri
Tel: 08068501530
E-mail: manimoabia@manufacturersnigeria.org

8. MAN, Kaduna
No.1, KeffiClose
Opp. BOC Gases Nig. Plc
P.O.Box 4361, Kaduna
Tel: 08065734016, 08097617006
E-mail: mankaduna@manufacturersnigeria.org

9. MAN, Kano Bompai/Challawa
Kano Foundation Building
15, B.U.K. Road, Kano.
08039213428, 08099814099
E-mail: mankanosharada@manufacturersnigeria.org

10. Kogi/Kwara
Plot 1, Irewolede Road, Along Yidi Road,
Ilorin, Kwara State.
Tel: 08035283467
Email: mankwarakogi@hotmail.com

11. MAN, Ogun
Km.4, (Beside Oba T. Dada Market)
Ota-Idiroko Road, Sango Ota
Tel: 08035440843
E-mail: manogun@manufacturers
nigeria.org, emmanuel.okonmah@man
ufacturersnigeria.org, manogun25@gmail.com

12. MAN, Oyo/Ondo/Osun/Ekiti
5, Ighodaro Road, Jericho
P.O.Box 16159, Ibadan
Tel: 08027679963
E-mail: manondoekiƟ@manufacturersnigeria.org,
man.ibadan@yahoo.com

13. MAN, Rivers
Plot 26, Danjuma Drive,
Behind Savannah Bank
P.M.B. 082, Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt
Tel: 07064372015, 08097393470
E-mail: manrivers@manufacturersnigeria.org
manph23@gmail.com,
manrivers23@gmail.com

MAN Sectoral Groups and Sub-Sectoral Groups

In order to cater for memebers who have near homogenous or sector-specific products, MAN has ten (10) Sectoral Groups and seventy six (76) Sub-Sectoral Groups. The Groups are serviced by full-time Sectoral Executives located at the National Secretariat of the Association.

Success and Achievements

Through its continuous advocacy programmes, MAN has recorded remarkable achievements in a wide range of areas which include:

Industrial Incentives

  • Bonafide Manufacturers Scheme
  • Manufacturers-In-Bond Scheme (MIBS) approved and enjoyed by some members
  • Export Expansion Grant (EEG) now being enjoyed by export oriented members
  • Prohibition on some products to protect some sectors e.g. textile products etc.
  • Sector-specifi c concessions/waivers for sectors such as Pharmaceuticals, Educational materials, Agro-allied industries, SMIs etc.
  • Establishment of Small and Medium Scale Industries Equity Investment Scheme (SMIEIS)
  • Establishment of the Bank of Industry
  • Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (SMEDAN)
  • Reduction in banks’ interest rate on lending

Achievements

  • Recognition by government and other stakeholders (National and International).
  • Regular consultation with Government especially at the Federal level on issues bordering on manufacturing.
  • Specific Intervention on members’ challenges
  • Fiscal Policy Incentives
  • Monetary Policy Intervention

Representatives on Board of Government Parastatals

Government Board

MAN is represented on 34 Boards of Federal Government Parastatals.
List of Government Boards:

The National Council

The National Council is a group of experienced professionals duly elected by MAN members and entrusted with the obligation to conduct the affairs of the Association according to its constitution. In directing MAN‘s affairs and determining its policy options, the National Council is served by an Executive Committee and five Standing Committees namely; Economic Policy Committee, Corporate Affairs and Strategic Planning Committee, Small and Medium Industry Committee, Infrastructure Committee and Finance and Establishment Committee.

The Management Staff

The National Secretariat has seven (7) departments namely:

The Office of the DG has the following:

OPS Bodies

The Organized Private Sector (OPS) is an umbrella organization of Business Membership Organizations representing the interest of the private sector in Nigeria. OPS member organizations are the

  1. Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)
  2. Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA)
  3. Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA)
  4. Nigeria Association of Small Scale Industries (NASSI)
  5. Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME)

INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES & PARTNERS

MAN has successfully cultivated and continues to nurture relationships with the following:

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • The World Bank
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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