Executive Vice Chairman/CEO SIFAX Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi

The SIFAX Group, a group of companies with investment in maritime, aviation, oil and gas, haulage and logistics, financial services and hospitality has won the shipping services provider of the decade award in recognition of its phenomenal growth and prompt service delivery over the last ten years.

 Meanwhile, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, also won the Maritime Industry Living Legend awards.

The awards were conferred at the season 2 of the Nigeria’s Maritime Industry Living Legends Awards which held in Lagos recently and was organised by the Maritime Media Limited.

Speaking at the occasion, MD/CEO of the company, Elder Asu Beks, said SIFAX Group has distinguished itself as a force to be reckoned with in terms of quality service delivery and excellent customer relationship, which he noted, have set the company apart among its competitors.

He further said these excellent achievements coming from an indigenous company competing favourably against multinational maritime operators makes the awards more deserving, adding that SIFAX Group has proven beyond reasonable doubt that any competent and committed indigenous company can hold its own and excel, not minding the competition.

 “As a veteran in the industry, I have watched keenly the growth of SIFAX Group in the last decade and I must say, they have made me a proud Nigerian. Dr. Taiwo Afolabi has transformed the company into a truly conglomerate business with varied interests in several sectors of the Nigeria’s economy. The company has also extended its business prowess to other countries of the world. Our company is proud to have chosen both SIFAX Group and its CEO as icons that have made significant impact in the maritime industry in the last ten years”, he said.

Receiving the award on behalf of the company and the SIFAX Group boss, Mr. Adewale Adetayo, General Manager, SIFAX Logistics Company Limited, thanked the organisers for honouring the company and its CEO.

He said: “We are the biggest winners here tonight and are so proud of this. I want to assure all stakeholders that we will continue to surpass our previous records and will go the extra mile to contribute our quota to the development of the nation’s maritime sector in particular and the economy in general.

Several dignitaries and stakeholders including the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside attended the occasion.