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December 6, 2016
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Emmanuel I. Ijewere

e0a70f72bdae9885bfc32d7cd19a26a1_xlEmmanuel I. Ijewere serves as Managing Partner of Emmanuel Ijewere and Co., a firm of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Ijewere is one of Nigeria’s most eminent accountants with very extensive connections across the banking, finance and political spectrums. He started his accounting career in 1965 with Coopers & Lybrand and set up his own firm of Chartered Accountants, Emmanuel Ijewere & Co in 1979. He has served as President to a number of notable organizations such as, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Nigerian Red Cross Society, Institute of Directors, among others. Over the years, he has garnered immeasurable experience in business and corporate management, particularly from his Chairmanship role in several companies, including Learn Africa Plc, Best Foods Global (Nigeria) Limited, Longman Nigeria Plc, Petra Micronance Bank, Salus Health Trust Management, CSN Investment Concepts Limited, Drum Resources Nigeria Limited, among others. His National Assignments includes Chairmanships of the Agriculture and Food Security Commission and the Modied Value Added Tax Committee. He is a member of the National Economic Forum, the International Investment Council and the Technical Committee on the Privatization of Federal Government Companies and Parastatals. He is the Chairman of FARCOM. Mr. Ijewere served as Chairman of Learn Africa Plc since January 1, 2006 and also served as its Director. He serves as a Director of Gemini Pharmaceuticals Nigeria Limited. He has been a Non Executive Director of Computer Warehouse Group Plc since April 17, 2014. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He is the chairman of best food group of company.

Best food group.

Incorporated in August 2001, Best Foods commenced operations in November of the same year with the initial intention of providing hygienically packed meat products to households only. Before long, the quality of the Company’s products became widely sought after by the market players. This led to an astronomical growth in demand, particularly with big buyers from the retail and hospitality industry. This led to the rapid development of production and processing facilities primarily from funds provided by the shareholders.

With an ever-expanding scope in the agricultural industry, Best Foods has established interests in agricultural servicing and consulting, and the consumable goods trade. The Company ventured into crop farming in 2010 with the vehicle “Best Foods Fresh Farms.”

 

The company has about 350 Hectare farm situated at Igbodu in Epe, Lagos State where it cultivates fruits and vegetables such as, tomatoes, cucumber, chili pepper, green pepper, lettuce, spring onions, watermelon, plantain and several other crops.

 

Best Foods Fresh Farms is also in the process of diversifying into the growing of hibiscus flower leaves popularly known as ‘zobo’ leaves for pharmaceutical industries and export to Germany and Ghana based on trade agreements.

 

Currently, the farm owns and operates tractors and bulldozers which is leased out to other farms and plantations in the region to generate additional income.

The main purpose of establishing the farm was to establish a profitable state-of-the-art functional structure in the centre of the West African commercial capital by providing simple innovative and effective farming methods to produce and supply high quality, fresh produce not just to our outlets, but to the broader market.

Best Foods Fresh Farms is in partnership with Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperative through Franchise of Eko Farmers Market, which is aimed at bridging the gap between the Farmers and Consumers. We also have strategic alliances with other farms across the country and beyond, where we get some produce such as carrots, potatoes etc.

 

Best Foods Group has three subsidiaries namely; Best Foods Fresh Farms, Best Foods Multi Concepts and Best Foods Poultry & Livestock.

References

Bloomberg.com

Bestfoodgroup.ng

 

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