Manufacturers Association of Nigeria(MAN) is a national industrial association serving and representing nearly 2000 companies in private and public sectors in manufacturing, construction and service sectors of the national economy. With its Corporate Headquarters at 77, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, a liaison office at Abuja and twelve branches nationwide, MAN has become a force to be reckoned with as a veritable umbrella for coordinating the activities of manufacturers. Through its representative membership, the Association serves and acts as a central point of reference for government and others who seek the view and reactions of manufacturers on matters of socio-economic importance.
The Association, among other things, advises, consults and where necessary, joins issues with government and other bodies on matters that affect its members. MAN is the acknowledged representative of the manufacturing sector in Nigeria. Through its National Council and the Secretariat, the Association provides a variety of specialized services to individual members.
In May 1971, MAN came into existence through the initiatives of Ikeja and Apapa Manufacturers Associations and other manufacturers in various industrial areas in Nigeria.They were convinced that the manufacturing sector could only assume its rightful role in the development of the economy if an association, fully representative of manufacturers in Nigeria, was established.
To provide for manufacturers throughout Nigeria, the means of formulating, making known and influencing, general policy in regard to industrial, labour, technical, social, legal and training matters.
To develop and promote the contributions of manufacturers to the national economy through representation on all reputable bodies, government and others whose work may affect directly or indirectly,the interest of manufacturers.
To encourage a high standard of quality of members products through the collection and circulation of useful information and the provision of advice.
To promote the export of membersí products through constant enlightenment.
To communicate and liaise with kindred and other bodies in the accomplishment of the objectives of the Association and on subjects of common interest.
To fulfill the objectives for which it was established, it is essential that the Association is fully representative of manufacturing enterprises in Nigeria