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Nestlé Nigeria Bags 2 Awards At SERAS CSR Awards Africa 2021

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Nestlé Nigeria Bags 2 Awards At SERAS CSR Awards Africa 2021

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Nestlé Nigeria received the Best company in Food Security and the Partnership Award of the year for its partnership with IDH and Technoserve towards grain improvement at the recently held Sustainability Enterprise and Responsibility (SERAS) CSR Awards Africa 2021.

This is the second year that Nestlé Nigeria has been recognized as the Best company in Food Security, a significant affirmation for the world’s leading food company. Nestlé was also nominated in over 7 categories including Best Company in Circular Economy, Best Company in Education Intervention, Best Company in Stakeholder Engagement, Best Company in Promotion of Good-Health & Wellbeing, Best Company in WorkPlace Practice, and the CEO of the Year.

The Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager for Nestlé Nigeria, Victoria Uwadoka, expressed the company’s delight at being recognised for its efforts in Creating Shared Value across its value chain.

Nestlé Nigeria Bags 2 Awards At SERAS CSR Awards Africa 2021
Chinwe Obi from Nestlé Nigeria Plc. speaking during the Awards ceremony.

“We are honored to receive these two awards for our efforts in driving Food Security and also for improving food quality through partnerships. We would like to express our gratitude to our partners who work closely with us to achieve our goals for improving grain quality while enhancing the livelihoods of the farmers within our ecosystem.”

“These awards are significant for us in view of the fact that we are Nestlé, the Good Food, Good Life Company, with the purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. This purpose drives us to make a positive impact on the lives of people, within our communities and on the environment now, and in the future.”

The Partnership Award of the Year recognised the company’s collaboration with IDH and Technoserve over the past 18 months to help 5,000 farmers within the company’s ecosystem to improve the yield and quality of their grains. The Nestlé, IDH, and Technoserve Developing Inclusive Grain Value Chains project is building the capacity of farmers and aggregators across the grain value chain through training on proper grain handling, storage, and testing, as well as entrepreneurial and financial skills.

In addition, the logistics partners are receiving training on the proper handling of grains during transit to ensure the end-to-end integrity of the grains from farmgate to the factory gates.

For over 12 years, Nestlé Nigeria has been invested in delivering Capacity Development programs aimed at improving food security in Nigeria. In 2019, the company turned its attention to building the next generation of farmers who will take over from the aging generation whose average age is 47 years according to the data from the National Bureau of Statistics (2008).

The various initiatives aimed at improving food security are designed and implemented in collaboration with partners including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)/2Scale, IDH, Technoserve, and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The programs are implemented with suppliers within Nestlé’s value chain like Psaltry who is working to integrate youth into the cassava value chain.

Victoria added that the awards reaffirm Nestlé’s strong commitment to continue making a difference in society in collaboration with relevant partners and stakeholders in line with the SDG 17 – Partnership for Goals.

The SERAS, Africa’s first and foremost recognition for corporate social responsibility and Sustainability has grown to become the most credible and most glamorous business award in Africa. It has inevitably become the gold-standard award and the most crucial industry ceremony in Africa. Other winners of the SERAS Awards 2021 include Nigerian Breweries, Coca-Cola, IHS, and Zenith Bank.

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Jumia Consumers To Enjoy FREE Delivery On Jumia Orders

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…The aim is to incentivize consumers to shop online

…The aim is to incentivize consumers to shop online

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Jumia consumers will enjoy free delivery on Jumia Express orders as the company pushes its Free Delivery campaign within Lagos and Abuja.

The campaign is aimed at incentivizing consumers to shop daily on the platform.

“We want Nigerians to conveniently shop online without having to worry about delivery fees. That is why we are introducing the cost-saving promo to enable them to buy more while spending less.,” said Jumia Nigeria CEO Massimiliano Spalazzi.

The deal will be valid for all Jumia Express (items stored at the Jumia warehouse) orders above 4,999 Naira in Lagos and Abuja, excluding large items. The campaign, one of the first for the year, is among several initiatives the company is putting together to encourage consumers to continue shopping on the platform while enjoying a rewarding online shopping experience.

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MultiChoice Starts January On High Packages, Step Up Offer For DStv, GOtv Customers

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…Delight customers with Yanga, Comfam, Jinja, Jolli and Supa Pakages

…Delight customers with Yanga, Comfam, Jinja, Jolli and Supa Pakages

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MultiChoice Nigeria has once again brought back its popular Step Up offer for its DStv and GOtv customers, giving them the opportunity to pay less for more world-class entertainment content starting Wednesday, 5 January 2022 for a limited period. 

With the Step Up offer, DStv and GOtv customers who upgrade or reconnect on the next higher package, will get a further boost to an even higher package within 48 hours at no additional cost. This means a step up to more great entertainment.

“It’s our mission to give the best entertainment to our customers at all times. We see this offer as an opportunity to get our customers to enjoy the great content that is currently available on higher packages for less, thereby giving them something to get excited about this January” said John Ugbe, CEO, MultiChoice Nigeria.

New, active or disconnected DStv customers on the Yanga package who upgrade to Confam package, will get boosted to enjoy programming on Compact package. Similarly, those on Compact package who renew on Compact Plus will get boosted to experience DStv Premium. 

The next few months has something for everyone on DStv & GOtv. Upgraded customers will be able to enjoy world-class sporting action together with original local content, international movies, series, telenovelas, music shows, news and kids’ entertainment on the Step Up offer. 

…Delight customers with Yanga, Comfam, Jinja, Jolli and Supa Pakages

Meanwhile, GOtv customers currently on the Jinja package who renew on Jolli package will get boosted to Max package. While GOtv Jolli customers who upgrade to Max will enjoy the brand new GOtv Supa package at no additional cost. The best local content is available on GOtv Supa, customers can enjoy Africa Magic Urban, Honey TV and WWE. While the kids get entertained with Nick Jr and Nick Toons amongst other channels dedicated for kids. 

DStv and GOtv Customers who are currently disconnected can simply reconnect during the offer period to benefit. 

For more information on this limited offer as well as other products and services, visit www.dstvafrica.com and www.gotvafrica.com. To manage your account, dial *288# or download the MyDStv or MyGOtv app. You can also enjoy all the extra entertainment on the move when you download the DStv App that allows you to watch from wherever you are. 

The Step Up offer is open to all active, disconnected and new DStv Yanga, Confam and Compact customers and GOtv Jinja and Jolli customers.

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BUA, Wartsila OY Of Finland Sign Agreement For Construction Of 70MW Power Plant For BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4

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BUA Cement Plc. Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu while signing the agreement with Wartsila Oy of Finland to build a 70MW power Plant for BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4.

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BUA Cement Plc has signed an agreement with Wartsila OY of Finland for the construction of a 70megawatts dual-fuel power plant for the BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4in Sokoto state, North-West Nigeria.

This announcement comes as BUA Cement recently revealed that it was looking to boost its production capacity in Nigeria over the next 3 years with new plants in the works.

In addition, this will be the second plant to be constructed by Wartsila for BUA Cement – the first being the BUA Cement Sokoto power plant scheduled to be commissioned alongside the plant in November 2021.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Abdul Samad Rabiu, Chairman of BUA Cement Plc who signed on behalf of the cement producer said BUA Cement will continue to invest strategically in the West African Cement industry to enable it to bridge the huge infrastructure and housing deficit.

According to Rabiu, “BUA Cement is happy and pleased with the progress that Wartsila made with the construction of the power plant we initially purchased for our BUA Cement Sokoto Line 3 which we expect will begin commissioning by November alongside the power plant. We believe Wartsila will bring the same level of efficiency, technical expertise, and professionalism to bear in ensuring that this new power plant for the 3million Mtpa BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4 will be completed on schedule by the end of next year as we look towards bringing BUA’s total capacity in its Sokoto plant to 8 million metric tonnes by early 2023 and 17million metric tonnes across all its plants by the same time.”

BUA, Wartsila OY of Finland sign agreement for construction of 70MW Power Plant for BUACement Sokoto Line 4
BUA Cement Plc. Chairman, Abdul Samad Rabiu while signing the agreement with Wartsila Oy of Finland to build a 70MW power Plant for BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4.

On his part, Mark Thiriet, Energy Business Director at Wartsila West Africa said Wartsila was proud to partner with BUA Group on this BUA Cement Sokoto Line 4 project. He said that Wartsila will bring its technical expertise and globally recognized technology to bear in bringing the project to completion.

BUA Cement Plc is Nigeria’s second-largest cement company and the largest producer in its North-West, South-South, and South-East regions. BUA Cement operates strategically from Okpella, Edo State, and Kalambaina, Sokoto State with its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.

Currently the second most capitalized manufacturing company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), BUA Cement is committed to quality – a differentiating attribute, driven by its people, innovation, and technology; and positioned to solve West Africa’s cement under capacity while driving economic growth and development.

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