All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA): And The winner Is ...
—August 2012

Dr. Ernest Azudialu-Obiejesi! The President and Group Managing Director of the Obijackson Group (parent company of Nestoil Limited) has been awarded the All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) for West African Entrepreneur of the Year in a ceremony that took place at the Porsche Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on August 9, 2012.

The Executive Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency, Rotimi Amaechi presenting the All Africa Business Leaders Award (AABLA) for West African Entrepreneur of the year 2012 to Nestoil Limited President, Dr. Ernest Azudialu-ObiejesiThe AABLA is hosted by ABN 360, which is the parent company of CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa.

Dr. Azudialu-Obiejesi gratefully accepted the award ‘in recognition of the achievements of the Obijackson Group family – from its inception over 30 years ago as an obscure company in a predominantly foreign sector to becoming a reputable company in pipeline construction, fabrication, pressure vessel manufacturing, oil exploration and production, power distribution – to name a few.” He was also mindful of the journey ahead, saying, “The Local Content Law has offered a bigger platform for indigenous companies in the sector to aspire to even greater benchmarks. And Nestoil, along with all the SBUs that make up the Obijackson Group, are poised to continue to lead the way in an environment that recognizes the opportunities that globalization offers.”