L-R: Head, Sustainability, Dangote Cement Plc, Dr. Igazeuma Okoroba; Head, External Report, Finance, Dangote Cement Plc, Paul Masvongo; Deputy Company Secretary/General Counsel, Dangote Cement Plc, Edward Imoedemhe; President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Dr. Innocent Okwuosa;  Chief Financial Officer, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Dr. Isiaka Bello; Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Temitope Hassan;  Head, Financial Control and Reporting, Dangote Cement Plc, Ignatus Ediale  at the Maiden Edition of 2024 ICAN NGX Corporate Reporting Award, where Dangote Cement won the Platinum and Corporate Governance Award, in Lagos, on Friday, May 17, 2024
ICAN, NGX Honour Dangote Cement For Excellence In Corporate Reporting
Yinka Olajoyetan, Lagos 
Dangote Cement has been honoured with the top prize at the inaugural Corporate Reporting Award, jointly organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and NGX Regulation Limited.
The leading cement manufacturer received the Platinum award for excelling across all three reporting categories, showcasing exemplary reporting practices that comprehensively address all relevant aspects of corporate reporting. According to the organisers, the scoring criteria involved a combination of average scoring and assessments from individual judges.
In addition to the Platinum award, Dangote Cement also clinched the Best in Class Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance, surpassing other nominees such as Access Holdings, Airtel Africa, ETI, MTN Nigeria, SEPLAT Energy, and Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc. Airtel Africa and Seplat Energy were recognized for Financial Reporting and Sustainability Reporting, earning Gold and Silver awards respectively in the overall category.
Edward Imoedemhe, the Company Secretary/General Counsel of Dangote Cement Plc, expressed gratitude for the recognition, emphasizing the company’s dedication to corporate reporting standards. He said that the awards will serve as motivation to continually elevate performance in this area.
“We are grateful to the organisers for this honour which is a testament to our commitment to corporate reporting and best practice. We will continue to raise the bar,” he assured.
Olufemi Shobanjo, CEO of NGX Regulation Limited, highlighted the significance of the award in promoting transparency and accountability among listed companies, anticipating a positive ripple effect on both listed and private companies in Nigeria.
ICAN’s 59th President, Innocent Okwuosa, underscored the importance of corporate reporting excellence in attracting capital flows to the market. He emphasized the role of transparency in fostering investor confidence and reiterated ICAN’s commitment to promoting accountability and transparency in the private sector.
“It is generally agreed that capitals will flow to markets that foster greater transparency and this effort is aimed at this. It also re-enforces the public interest mandate of ICAN in extending accountability and transparency to the private sector,” he said.
The maiden Corporate Reporting Award recognized the top 30 most capitalized companies listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited for the 2022 financial reporting year
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