By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
Jubilee Syringe, product brand of Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company in Akwa Ibom State has been endorsed by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) as one of the best made in Nigeria medical products and brands.
President of NMA, Professor I.A.O. Ujah at the brand endorsement ceremony, said the association took the decision to endorse Jubilee Syringe Brand after painstaking engagements and inspections of its factory and equipment by the National Council of the association to ascertain the quality of the product and its efficiency.
Describing the Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company as the type the organisations to associate with, Prof Ujah said NMA was happy to note that within three years of commencement of production, the company was able to produce one million Syringes per day.
“By our endorsement today, Nigerian Medical Association is partnering with Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company because its product has quality but we will withdraw our endorsement if we noticed that this quality has gone down”, Prof. Ujah stressed.
He applauded the Akwa Ibom state government for supporting the private sector investments in the state, noting that the gesture birthed Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company which product grade is ranked among the best in the world.
In a goodwill message, the Executive Secretary of Akwa Ibom and Cross River states Branch of Manufacturing Association of Nigeria (MAN), Mr. Offiong Klinton expressed optimism that Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company is an organisation that has come to stay in the production of medical consumables.
Klinton added, “The endorsement of Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company product brand by the largest Medical Association in African Sub-region is an affirmation of its quality and efficiency.”
The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Augustine Umoh in his remarks, described Jubilee Syringe as the most sought after and urged the Company to ensure the availability of the product in Nigeria and for export.
He pledged the state government continued support to the company in other to guarantee its maximum returns in investment in view of the multiplayer effects in job creations in the state for the unemployed.
According to the commissioner, the peaceful disposition that Akwa Ibom people have been known for, has made the state and industrial haven for investors.
He described the NMA endorsement of Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company brand as an eloquent testimony of Governor Udom Emmanuel hard work and vision to industrialize the state, even as an attestation that the Association was proud to associate with the company.
“Be rest assured that Jubilee Syringe is quality syringe, the best in the world. It has been embraced by all the users in the world.
“We should be thanking Governor Udom Emmanuel for the foresight to bring things of this nature to the country. Producing over one million syringes a day is not an easy tasks”, Prof Umoh added.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Managing Director of Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company, Mr Akin Oyediran attributed the success of the Company to the professionalism and commitments by the workers to duties.
Oyediran said that the Company which came to be in 2017, has a total of 27 staff who are young but talented and innovative people.
He said that the Company production outputs by next quarters of the year is targeted at 1.5 millions Syringes daily from current one million, and to remain the highest manufacturer of Syringes in Africa.
The MD also announced the plan to introduce new products to include facemasks, hand gloves and needles, adding that the Company is awaiting to receive the International Standard Organisation (ISO) Certification by end of March, 2021.
The implications of the ISO Certificate will enable Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company’s products to be exported to Europe
He described the NMA brand endorsement of the Company’s product as a major feat that will spur Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing to a greater height in medical consumables while remaining top in quality and standard.
Highpoint of the event was signing and presentation of the certificate of endorsement by the President of NMA, Prof IAO Ujah to the Managing Director of Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company, Mr. Akin Oyediran.
The ceremony which took place at Ibom Hotels and Golf Resort, Nwaniba Road, Uyo last weekend was attended by NMA National Officers Committee and some members of the National Executive Committee, representatives of MAN, among others.
Recall NMA had earlier endorsed four products Brand which include Pregnacare produced by Medi Heights Pharmacy; Dettol produced by Reckitt Benckiser; Multipro Consumer products made by Hypro Godrej Ltd and Goodnight product brand. Jubilee Syringe brand is the 5th on the lists.