Furniture firm, Lifemate Nigeria Limited, has unveiled its biggest showroom in Lekki area of Lagos.
According to the firm, the 6,800-square-metre showroom brings the number of its showrooms to 13 spread across Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Port Harcourt and Warri.
The Managing Director, Lifemate, Derick Dai, stated at the opening of the showroom that the Federal Government as well as the Chinese consulate in the country had helped the company to achieve success since it began operations in Nigeria over a decade ago.
“Nigeria is blessed with so many natural resources, so we trust that the future must be better. Let us work together to make it better. Lifemate makes all kinds of furniture, most of which are produced here; just a few are imported from Italy, China, Japan and other countries,” he said.
Dai noted that the new showroom was completed within 11 months, and would help the company and its clients to achieve more success.
The President, National Union of Civil Engineering, Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers, Mr. Amechi Asugwuni, in his congratulatory message, encouraged the company to carry more Nigerians along so that with time, there would be no need for it to import products.
A representative of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Mrs. Christy Hillary, said the firm had met all the standards set by SON.
A General Manager with Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Akin Ogunranti, described Lifemate as a great company to work with and one of the best examples of Nigeria-China trade relations.
“They are contributing greatly to Nigeria’s economic growth,” he added.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2, Adamu Ibrahim, who was represented at the event by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Patrick Atayero, said Lifemate’s investment was a measure of trust in Nigeria.
He stated that the Nigeria Police Force would continue to partner the firm on security issues.