To be the main voice of manufacturers’ interest in Nigeria.
To promote, in close cooperation with its members, other organs of the organized private sector (OPS), the government and other stakeholders
in the economy, an environment for industrial development, growth and prosperity of the society at large.
Chief Kola Jamodu, OFR
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) was established in May, 1971 as a company limited by guarantee. The establishment of the s=association was motivated by the desire to have a focal point of communication and consultation between industry on the one hand, and the government and general public on the other. Hitherto, there was no institutional organ whose central focus was to give meaning to the interest problems and aspirations of the manufacturing sector.
The establishment of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria was therefore seen as a forum for the private sector to formulate and articulate policy suggestions that would be complementary to government effort at policy formulation.
MAN is in business to create a climate of opinion in this country in which manufacturers can operate efficiently and profitably for the benefit of all. As the collective voice of it members, MAN was established to promote and protect manufacturers collective interest.