The members of the press and industry analysts have adjudged Nigeria Trade Hub as the best rated platform winner in the Social Media Awards Africa, the only independent business awards programme.
At the award gala tagged, “Night of Virtual Wonders’ in Lagos, 15 winners among the 43 finalists representing all the five regions of the African Continent except Central Africa.
Nigeria Trade Hub stood magnanimous as the only Nigerian Government Organization to be recognised as the best rated platform in the whole of Africa having accumulated more points than others.
Winners of the award were rewarded with the SMAA customised-plaque, $1,000 prize money, all-expense-paid trip to Nairobi for training with the Africa Media Initiative (AMI) amongst other opportunities and benefits.
The Nigeria Trade Hub (NTH), is a trader’s introduction to international trade in Nigeria. The portal provides importers/exporters, the correct information to enable them make decisions about doing business in Nigeria.
NTH provides information about all the Nigerian Regulatory Agencies, their contact details, processes, documents, fees and processing times that an importer or exporter will need to liaise with to obtain the necessary import permits and certificates that are required to ensure compliance.
West Blue consulting developed the Nigeria Trade Hub (NTH) which has been a successful breakthrough in changing the perception and image of Nigeria Customs Service and has placed the Service in a leading front within the African Sub region.
The Social Media Awards Africa, #SMAA is poised to recognise and reward excellence, creativity and impact in the use of social media tools and platforms by individuals and organisations in Africa. This year featured 15 awards across 4 categories which recorded over 3,000 entries accounting for about 923 nominations.
The #SMAA was presented by Sterling Bank and supported by: African Media Initiative (AMI), AIESEC Africa, West African NGO Network (WANGONET), Beat FM, Fan Milk Nigeria, Zisat,Trace TV, and ONTV.
The #SMAA judging process followed a set of criteria: Influence, Originality, Scalability, Creativity and Impact and observed a three-step process which commenced with call for nominations across the continent. After this phase, a virtual council reviewed all entries and shortlisted to 10 Nominees per Award.
The nominees were adjudged by their responses on the above-listed criteria. To proceed to the final stage, cumulative scores from amassed votes and Jury scores (each accounting for 50%) was collated. The nominee with the highest average cumulative score emerged winner of the corresponding #SMAA Award.