The Benin Regional Office of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) recognized Rubber Estate Nigeria Limited (RENL) for its investment in training its staff for peak performance and urged other companies to emulate this.
Acting regional director of the ITF regional office in Benin, Bamidele Oloje, said this when he led the Fund’s management team to present the award to RENL in Osse River, Ovia South West Council, where he said the ITF had paid Naira 8,801,503.01 to the company as its 50% claim for the year 2020.
In his response, RENL’s chief executive, Olivier Odoukou, said human capacity development was essential in “today’s competitive business landscape”.
Represented by Executive Director, Finance, Emmanuel Abana, he said continuous training and skills development at all levels of the business is therefore key to achieving significant competitive advantage and long-term business success.
“We provide our employees with operational and leadership training in Nigeria and abroad to expose them to best practices and improve knowledge transfer internationally. RENL operates in the agricultural sector. We plant, harvest, process and export natural rubber with a current workforce of 2,382 people.
“To carry out these activities, we employ and train competent employees to achieve our objectives, which benefit all stakeholders, including employees.
“We organize factory training for our employees and ITF has been a very good partner in this regard, as our employees have benefited enormously from your rich experience. We have also benefited from your open training. We urge you to maintain this partnership with us,” he added.