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Nestlé Nigeria Releases Scholarship Scheme To Promote Youth Education In Her Host Communities

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Nestlé Nigeria Releases Scholarship Scheme To Promote Youth Education In Her Host Communities

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Nestlé Nigeria PLC has announced the second phase of her community scholarship scheme for the youth of her host communities.

The scholarship scheme is positioned to enable deserving students of her host communities to attain their educational and personal aspirations through financial sponsorship.

The scheme which was launched in 2020 for the host communities of the company’s factories located at Sagamu Interchange, Ogun State, and Abaji, Federal Capital Territory, has been extended to include the host community of the company’s third factory in Agbara, Ogun State.

The scheme which is in two categories, senior secondary and tertiary, will grant funds to cover tuition, accommodation, uniform, books, and other expenses for the duration of beneficiaries’ education in the respective categories.

Nestlé Nigeria Releases Scholarship Scheme To Promote Youth Education In Her Host Communities
Left-Right: Alagbara of Agbara-HRM Oba (Barr.) Lukman Jayeola Agunbiade, Olute III, A recipient of the Nestlé Scholarship Scheme – Miss. Yetunde Juliet Agunbiekun, Country Human Resources Manager – Nestlé, Shakiru Lawal and Nestlé Agbara Factory manager – Ibukun-Olu Ipinmoye.

This program is aligned to Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) 4 – ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. Education is key to prosperity as it opens a world of opportunities.

Several factors including inadequate infrastructure, lack of opportunities, accessibility, and affordability are top issues limiting access to quality education in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Nestlé Community Scholarship Scheme seeks to help bridge the gap by providing financial support to help youth complete their science and technology studies in the secondary and tertiary categories.

Nestlé Nigeria Releases Scholarship Scheme To Promote Youth Education In Her Host Communities
Alagbara of Agbara – HRM Oba (Barr.) Lukman Jayeola Agunbiade, Olute III with the recipients of the Nestlé Scholarship Scheme and other dignitaries at the event.

Speaking at the event to introduce Nestlé Scholarship scheme in Agbara, the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager of Nestlé Nigeria PLC, Mrs. Victoria Uwadoka said, “In a nation with a high youth population like ours, it is clear that communities cannot thrive if they fail to offer a future for younger generations. Nestlé Community Scholarship Scheme aims to contribute towards creating a future for youth by preparing them to participate in industry. The focus on science and technology is deliberate to build much needed local capacity.”

“We are therefore pleased to announce the extension of the scheme to deserving youths in Agbara. The scholarship awards cover the cost of tuition, accommodation, uniforms and books for the duration of beneficiaries’ studies so long as they attain the minimum required academic performance each year.”

The Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Ogun State, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu, represented by the Zonal Education Officer, Ado-Odo Ota, Mr. Olugbenga Kikisuhu, commended Nestlé for the initiative. He said, “A modest history is being recorded here today as Nestlé Nigeria PLC has taken a giant step by extending its love and generosity to better the lots of underprivileged and deserving indigenous students of Agbara community. One of the most important scholarship benefits to our society is that it gives us engineers, doctors, academics, lawyers and scientists from backgrounds that ordinarily could
not have met up with the financial burdens of education”.

On his part, the Alagbara of Agbara Kingdom, HRM Oba (Barr.) Lukman Jayeola Agunbiade, Olute III said, “This scholarship scheme is a laudable initiative by Nestlé Nigeria PLC. I am delighted to be part of this event promoting the education and empowerment of youth in Agbara. The company has positively impacted the community over the years and we have enjoyed a good relationship”.

One of the beneficiaries of the scholarship in the tertiary category, Rereloluwa Obafemi-Moses, a Medical Student of the University of Lagos, expressed her delight at being selected as one of the beneficiaries of the scheme. She said that the award means a lot to her as it will further motivate increased commitment to her academics. She also appreciated Nestlé Nigeria for its investment in young Nigerians.

The event had stakeholders including community leaders, youth leaders, principals of beneficiary secondary schools, parents and education officials in attendance.

109 students drawn from the company’s communities around Owode-Egba, Sagamu, Abaji and Agbara currently benefit from the scheme. They were selected based on their academic performance and rigorous verification processes.

The company continues to make a meaningful difference in her host communities by creating initiatives to help youth unlock their potential. Through the scholarship scheme, Nestlé continues to help building the next generation of science and technology professionals. This is another of the many ways through which the company Creates Shared Value to help build thriving communities.

About Nestlé Nigeria: Nestlé Nigeria is one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa. For over 58 years, the company has been delighting consumers around Nigeria by consistently delivering high quality nutritious food.

With a staff strength of over 2,200 direct employees, 3 manufacturing sites, 7 branch offices and a head office located in Lagos, the company produces and markets several iconic brands including NESTLÉ PURELIFE, GOLDEN MORN, MILO, MAGGI and NESCAFÉ.

Nestlé’s purpose is to unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone today and for generations to come.

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BON Awards Huge Brand Exposure Platform– Organisers

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FRCN, NTA, DAAR, ASO Radio/TV Endorse The Nigerian Broadcasting Awards

By Moninuola Sulaiman

Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), the organisers of The Nigerian Broadcasting Awards (TNBA), have stated that the awards process and ceremony will be a huge brand exposure platform.

Speaking on Channels TV’s Sunrise Show on Saturday, TNBA Lead Consultant and CEO, Strategic Outcomes Limited, Jenkins Alumona, said TNBA will provide sponsors with optimal exposure and credible affiliation.

According to him, the awards night will be a spectacle of entertainment and celebration of broadcasting excellence, which will be broadcast live on over 300 BON member stations.

“It’s a huge opportunity for people who want to drive brand awareness to be part of it. BON will put up an event that meets the quality expected from Nigerian broadcasting. We are planning a show like the Oscars. You will be seeing superstars and high-quality professionals being rewarded.

“What sponsors get are eyeballs. All BON members are part of the publicity, as such, the event will be live on all BON member stations. On that day, if you are watching television, there’s an 80 percent chance you will be watching the TNBAs. The opportunity for brands is enormous It’s like paying for one and getting 300 free.

“When you celebrate professionals, you promote professionalism and drive them to do better, and that impacts our national development. As a brand, you want to associate with such quality events that contribute to our national development,” he said.

Explaining the criteria for entry, the Chairman of the Awards Steering Committee, Mr. Guy Murray-Bruce, stressed that TNBAs are only open to regulated broadcast platforms.

“TNBA is looking at the spectrum of all broadcasters in the country, radio and TV stations, private, state, and federal stations.

“We have about 13 categories of awards to be given out. The most important thing for entry is that they must abide by the ethics of broadcasting in the country. If you don’t have the ethics of broadcasting, you cannot be part of the awards,” he said.

He further explained that organisations could put in entries in all categories, adding that there will be special recognition awards for notable contributions to the development of broadcasting in Nigeria.

Entries for TNBAs will open this August, while the awards night will hold in November.

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CSR: Nigerian Breweries Flags Off 2022 Women, Youth Empowerment Programme

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we look forward to the dividends that this initiative will bring to the various areas where the beneficiaries live

…we look forward to the dividends that this initiative will bring to the various areas where the beneficiaries live

Olushola Okunlade Writes

In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility, Nigerian Breweries Plc is delighted to announce the flag-off of the 2022 edition of its Women and Youth Empowerment program.

Starting Monday, August 1, 2022, a total of 412 beneficiaries, including women and youth from 6 locations – Abuja, Kaduna, Lagos, Abia, Enugu, and Ogun states, will benefit from an intensive three-month skills acquisition training, which ends on October 30, 2022.

Speaking on the launch, the Corporate Affairs Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mrs. Sade Morgan noted that through this program, the company empowers youth and women in the host communities, leading to decent work and economic growth per the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)8.

According to her – “As we flag off the 2022 edition of our Youth and Women Empowerment Programme, we look forward to the dividends that this initiative will bring to the various areas where the beneficiaries live. Based on the success of the previous editions of the program, we cannot wait to share the great stories that will inevitably be told about how a new wave of young men and women were able to create economic value for their communities and society at large.”

Beneficiaries will be trained in 20 skill areas: Confectionery (Baking), Fishery, Beads Making, Wig Making, Cosmetology, Hairdressing, Solar Panel Installation, Mobile Phone repairs, Barbing, Fashion Design, Marketing, and Block Molding among others.

The beneficiaries would also receive start-up tools to support their entrepreneurial journey to financial independence upon completion of the 3-month intensive skill acquisition training.

Now in its fourth edition, the NB Women and Youth Empowerment Programme which began as a pilot scheme with 105 beneficiaries in 2019 have now empowered a total of 872 women and youth drawn from 6 states(Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Enugu, Kaduna, and Abia) and the FCT.

Know More About Nigerian Breweries PLC: A member of the HEINEKEN Group, Nigerian Breweries Plc is Nigeria’s pioneer and largest brewing company. Incorporated in 1946 as “Nigerian Brewery Limited”, the company made history in June 1949 when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled out of its Lagos brewery bottling line. Today, it has a rich portfolio of 19 high-quality brands (Heineken, Desperados, Maltina, Life, Amstel Malta, Gulder, Fayrouz, and Legend) produced from nine breweries and two malting plants distributed nationwide.

Nigerian Breweries Plc is also the recipient of several awards and recognition in other areas of its operations, including product quality, marketing excellence, productivity and innovation, health and safety, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability.

To learn more, visit the Nigerian Breweries website: nbplc.com

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MAGGI ‘O Setigo’ Season 2 Returns With 2-Million-Naira Grand Price

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MAGGI ‘O Setigo’ Season 2 Returns With 2-Million-Naira Grand Price

…Real Meal-Master cooking competition organized by MAGGI Nestle Nigeria

Olushola Okunlade Writes

O Setigo – MAGGI’s cooking competition – returns with 12 contestants competing for the 2 Million-Naira grand prize this season.

Other prizes include 1- Million Naira for the first runner-up, 500,000 Naira for the second runner-up, and other cash and consolation prizes.

The exciting journey will kick off as the show premiers on the 6th of August 2022. The 11 episodes of the show will air for 6 weeks on major TV stations, both terrestrial and cable.

This season, two contestants were selected from each of the different auditions in Enugu, Akwa, Umuahia, Owerri, Asaba, and Port-Harcourt. Their meals will be judged by top celebrities; Noble Igwe, Alex Unusual, and Uriel Oputa. Uzor Osimpka will anchor the show bringing her talent and deftness to create a lot of excitement for viewers.

The show is a Meal-Master cooking competition organized by MAGGI Nigeria to further appreciate the Southern food culture. MAGGI Nigeria’s vision is to enhance creativity with local cuisine as the diversity of tasty traditional meals is one of the exciting parts of their culture largely embraced by Nigerians.

The cooking show aims to encourage young Nigerians to explore exciting ways of cooking and enjoying the food they love, presenting the best of Southern dishes. The contestants will showcase their culinary prowess, entertain, and educate viewers at home on techniques they can use to cook mouth-watering delicacies.

Season 2, in addition to the display of culinary expertise, will be thrilling and exciting. This season will be filled with suspense and creativity, as MAGGI has planned to take culinary expertise to another level. The show will showcase the use of fresh ingredients to ensure healthy nutrition and provide consumers with tips for maintaining healthy lifestyles.

MAGGI ‘O Setigo’ Season 2 Returns With 2-Million-Naira Grand Price
Left-Right: Alex Unusual (Judge), Uzor Osimpka (Anchor) Noble Igwe (Judge), and Uriel Oputa (Judge)

Don’t miss out on any episode this Season, catch all the action from the auditions to the grand finale on these stations:
• Trace Naija- Sat (7:00 -7:30 pm) & Sun (6:00 – 6:30 pm)
• African Magic Igbo- Sat & Sun (7:00 -7:30 pm)
• ROK 2- Sat & Sun (6:00 – 6:30 pm)
• Isibido- Sat & Sun (7:30 -8:00 pm)
• Orient TV- Sat (8:00 – 8:30 pm) & Sun (7:00 – 7:30pm)
• ABS Akwa- Sun (8:00 -8:30 pm)
• DBS Asaba- Sat (7:00 -7:30 pm) & Sun (7:00 -7:30 pm)
• MAGGI Nigeria on YouTube.

Know More About Nestlé Nigeria: Nestlé Nigeria is one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa. For over 59 years, the nutrition company has been delighting consumers around Nigeria by consistently delivering high-quality nutritious food.

With a staff strength of over 2,200 direct employees, 3 manufacturing sites, 7 branch offices, and a head office located in Lagos, the company produces and markets several iconic brands including NESTLÉ PURELIFE, GOLDEN MORN, MILO, MAGGI, and NESCAFÉ.

Nestlé’s purpose is to unlock the power of food to enhance the quality of life for everyone today and for generations to come.

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