Group Managing Director/CEO of UAC of Nigeria Plc, Mr. Larry Ettah, has called on Nigerians to imbibe lessons of Christmas which include the need to live together in harmony and do unto others what we want them to do unto us.
In his Christmas message made available to THISDAY, Ettah said the essence of Christmas remains the birth, reign, teachings and mission of Jesus Christ who not only personified but embodied humility, service, sacrifice, triumph and salvation for mankind.
“We cannot pretend that the world does not need the grains of the season’s lessons even now than ever. No one can fault Christ’s insistent call for simplicity, restraint and contentment in a world that has become an apparent vanity fair. As we celebrate Christmas and look forward to the New Year, we must remember that the lessons of the season are still as relevant and timely today as Christ intended them for humanity centuries ago,” he said.
He also added that Christmas requires people to do their utmost and contribute their own to give hope to those in despair, love to those in need and comfort to those at loss.
According to him, at UACN, Christmas offers an opportunity to ponder, reflect and re-assess their activities within the year.
He noted that the company has had an eventful year as it strives to come to terms with the demands of its business and maintained that its performance has given them strong confidence that they would achieve their projections.
He said:“Our drive to adopt strategic partnership as a model for growing our business has gained significant traction. Today, our strategic partners are Tiger Brands Limited in UAC Foods Limited, Imperial Logistics in MDS Logistics and Famous Brands in UAC Restaurants. We have been proactive in the face of present and emerging threats to our business by taking concrete steps to de-risk our operations. Our growth drive and expansion into adjacent categories through our investments in Livestock Feeds Plc and Portland Paints and Products Plc attest to our focus and resolve.”
He added that the company’s pre-occupation now is to create value by ensuring that its stakeholders, systems and processes key in fast into its growth agenda.
“The work of strategy is advanced, now is the time for execution. We must be reminded that size can be a handicap unless efficiency goes with it,” he said.