On behalf of the Board of Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) Plc, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate you all, Management and entire staff, on this special day of our 60th Anniversary.

FMN was founded exactly 60 years ago today, and since then, we have remained at the heart of this great Nation, enriching lives and empowering communities, just as our iconic Golden Penny products have been a part of the lives of millions of Nigerian families, providing nourishment daily.

The journey thus far has been challenging yet rewarding. Our group has evolved to become one of the largest and most impactful Food and Agro-allied businesses in Nigeria, integrating agriculture and industry to ensure that our beloved country can continue on a trajectory to meet its development aspirations. From generation to generation, FMN and Golden Penny have been with Nigerians, through the best of times and at the most difficult of times - a testament to the fact that our connection with our beloved country truly runs deep.

Today, I salute all our Business partners, Investors, Regulators, Distributors, Esteemed Consumers and Customers; and especially our talented, passionate and most resourceful workforce that has continued to make sacrifices in ensuring that FMN remains on a winning path and fulfill our purpose of ‘Feeding the Nation, Everyday.’

In like manner, I also express profound appreciation to the members of the Board, both past and present, for the very dynamic and fruitful strategic direction they have and continue to provide for our great company. I believe that were our Founding Father still with us, he would have been very proud and satisfied with where we have taken FMN and the Golden Penny brand today.

Wherever you are today, please join me in commemorating our 60th Anniversary and toasting to many more years of growth and prosperity as FMN family. I look forward to continuing to work with you towards shaping the future of our great company and beloved country, Nigeria.

Happy Diamond Jubilee celebration!!!

John Coumantaros