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Nestlé’s Golden Morn; 35 Years Of Investment In Agriculture

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Nestlé’s Golden Morn – 35 years of investment in Agriculture

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Over the past 35 years, Golden Morn, one of Nestlé’s leading brands, has created shared value with the local farmers who supply 100% of the homegrown Maize and Soya beans used in the production of the nutritious, great-tasting family cereal.

Through this mutually beneficial relationship, Nestlé Nigeria provides sustainable access to the market for the high-quality grains produced by the farmers.

With available evidence showing an aging farming population in Nigeria, with an average age of 47 years, Nestlé is collaborating with other stakeholders to identify, encourage and build the capability of the next generation of farmers to meet the nutrition needs of a rapidly growing population.

With the population growing by 2.5% annually and predicted to reach 264 million by 2030, this is imperative in view of the high youth unemployment rate, estimated at 42.5% by the National Bureau of statistics.

To fill this important gap, Golden Morn Agripreneurship Webinar Series was inaugurated in October 2021 to promote youth participation in the agricultural sector through training and provision of grants for the most promising agriculture business proposals by the beneficiaries.

Speaking at the opening session of the second series, Victoria Uwadoka, Corporate Communications, and Public Affairs Manager said, “Since its foundation, Nestlé has been a force for good. We, therefore, collaborate with relevant stakeholders to drive impact at scale across critical areas including ensuring nutrition and food security, building thriving communities, and protecting our environment for the next generation.

In line with this, our brands with purpose are invested in driving societal progress by Creating Shared Value across our value chain. The Golden Morn Agriprenuership Series is one of the ways in which we actualize the ambitions of our brands with a purpose to help to build resilient communities. We are proud of how Golden Morn has consistently supported the growth of a thriving ecosystem of farmers and is now going forward to attract and equip the next generation of farmers. Through the Golden Morn Agriprenuership webinars, the brand is
reaffirming Nestlé’s commitment to building a sustainable food system to improve food security.

Ifeanyichukwu Orabuche, Category & Marketing Manager Dairy added, “With 100% of
the grains used to produce Golden Morn sourced locally, the brand is committed to
Creating Shared Value, by not only contributing to Nestle’s ambitions but also positively impacting the local economy and creating job opportunities for young Nigerians. The Agripreneurship Webinar is therefore designed for young agripreneurs aged 18 to 35 years, who are already participating in or are interested in the grains value chain”.

Now in its second season, Golden Morn Agripreneurship Webinar Series delivered in collaboration with the Enterprise Development Centre of Pan Atlantic University seeks to highlight the benefits and value of businesses in the agriculture value chain to youth who are already creating startups in the sector.

Furthermore, beneficiaries who excel during the training, also stand a chance to get seed funding for their businesses. The two-day virtual training on different aspects of the agriculture value chain including sales and marketing is facilitated by credible and experienced professionals in the agriculture sector.

Speaking on the impact of the training, Obianuju Okafor, Project & Finance Manager of
the Enterprise Development Center, Pan Atlantic University said, “Learning enhances new
ideas and ways to improve entrepreneurship skills. Young Entrepreneurs, especially in the agricultural sector, have been given this excellent opportunity which we believe will
positively impact their businesses. We are excited to partner with Golden Morn on this
laudable initiative”.

Nestlé Golden Morn is an iconic brand from the stable of Nestlé, the good food, good
life company, committed to unlocking the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone today and for generations to come. Developed in Nigeria in 1986, the homegrown brand has evolved into an iconic brand, loved and trusted by Nigerian families.

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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

Olushola Okunlade Writes

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

Olushola Okunlade Writes

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.

Olushola Okunlade Writes

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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