Some of the Core Values of Proudly Nigerian Campaign have been highlighted below;
Excellence, Professionalism, Patriotism, Integrity, and Value-addition.
The Proudly Nigerian Campaign aims to identify, recognize, locate, support and celebrate businesses owned or dominated by Nigerians in the country and in the Diaspora.
Also, the Proudly Nigerian Campaign will confer awards on deserving Nigerian individuals and organizations based on their exceptional feats and performances.
The Proudly Nigerian Expo was launched in Abuja a few years ago as an empowerment platform to impart knowledge and provide jobs for the unemployed.
Also, as manufacturers showcase their goods and services, those seeking knowledge to get into small and medium scale enterprises will be taught the basics of doing business.
In the course of the expo, there were segments on skills training in ventures like soap making, bakery, beads making, leather work, event management etc.
For small start-ups, learning the basics of accessing grants from government agencies and other financial agencies was provided through tutorials.
The Expo was organized by Helpline Foundation, Abuja which started out informally in 2003 as Pure Saints Home to intervene in Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) matters and later expanded to include Poverty Alleviation and Entrepreneurship Development. But the name of the organization was changed in 2010 from Pure Saints Home to Helpline Foundation to undertake activities as a non-governmental organization.
The expo brought together over 200 industrialists in both small and medium scale enterprises. However, there were over 200,000 visitors from both within and outside the country.
Overall, the expo has succeeded in harnessing the trade potential of Nigeria and boosting the Nigerian brand while addressing the country’s unemployment situation and social crises.
The Full meaning of Proudly Nigerian logo which is the crux symbolized with the Nigerian flag within a template depicting the term, ‘Proudly Nigerian.’
The Nigerian flag is a vertical 1:2 triband of green, white and green. The green part represents the country’s natural wealth while the white band represents peace.