By Azeez Disu
Renowned out-of-home practitioner, Engineer Dozie Mbanefo, Chief Executive Officer of New Crystal and Managing Director of DLK Oil & Gas, has been conferred with the prestigious National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The ceremony was held today at the NAF Conference Centre and Suites, Kado, Abuja where President Buhari presented the award to him. The event tagged “Productivity For Economic Recovery and Sustainable Growth,” was chaired by Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja.
NPOM Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly to economic development.
Engr. Mbanefo, is the Managing Director of New Crystal Communications Limited. He is a seasonal Engineer who has over 18 years experience with an MBA and has also undergone several courses on Advertising and Marketing both within Nigeria, United Kingdom and USA. He has an Outdoor Advertising working experience that spans over 15 years both in Nigeria and outside. He is also a member of the Advertising Practitioner Council of Nigeria (APCON).
He has been in management level in Outdoor Advertising for over 10 years. He has gathered a lot of experience working on multinational and government accounts across several goods and services ensuring that the accounts in his control have the best.
He has also been involved in development of data and tools for accessing efficiency of Out-of-Home Advertising.
With over 50 digital boards spread across the country, his out-of-home advertising company, New Cristal Communications is undoubtedly a major player in the business of Out-of-Home advertising. The agency continues to expand its footprints and as such currently has more than 1,000 outdoor displays across West Africa.