First Bank sup­ports Taidob Col­lege

The Punch - - MONEY - Joseph Olaoluwa

TAIDOB Col­lege, Abeokuta has won four awards at the just- con­cluded 2019 Ju­nior Achieve­ment Com­pany of the Year com­pe­ti­tion which held in Ghana.

The awards which were spon­sored by First Bank of Nige­ria Lim­ited, recog­nised the school for en­trepreneur­ship skills among oth­ers.

A state­ment said, Taidob Col­lege that picked the ticket to rep­re­sent Nige­ria at the event com­peted against 10 other Ju­nior Achieve­ment- mem­ber coun­tries in Africa.

The coun­tries were the King­dom of Eswa­tini (Swazi­land), Ghana, Zam­bia, Gabon, Uganda, Zim­babwe, Mau­ri­tius, Botswana, Kenya and South Africa.

The school was recog­nised in four cat­e­gories which in­cluded Client Fo­cus Award, En­tre­pre­neur­ial Spirit Award, Fa­cil­i­ta­tor of the Year Award, and was sec­ond run­ner up which was the Com­pany of the Year Award.

It stated that the feat came af­ter the Abeokuta- based col­lege emerged winner of the 2019 Na­tional Com­pany of the Year Com­pe­ti­tion which was or­gan­ised by Ju­nior Achieve­ment Nige­ria, thereby gain­ing au­to­matic qual­i­fi­ca­tion to the African stage of the com­pe­ti­tion which re­cently held in Ghana.

The African stage of the com­pe­ti­tion was se­quel to the na­tional event fea­tur­ing 12 stu­dent com­pa­nies that were zonal win­ners from across the coun­try, in­clud­ing the even­tual winner, Taidob Col­lege Abeokuta.

The Group Head, Mar­ket­ing & Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, First Bank of Nige­ria Lim­ited, Fo­lake Ani-mu­muney, com­mended the stu­dents.

She said, “The young­sters from Taidob Col­lege have in­deed made Nige­ria and Nige­ri­ans proud. Win­ning four var­i­ous awards is a recog­ni­tion of the vi­a­bil­ity of the in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions de­signed to save lives.

“The im­pact of their in­no­va­tion – the Gas Leak­age De­tec­tor – would go a very long way at solv­ing the prob­lem of fire out­breaks due to gas leak­ages in homes, of­fices, and in­dus­tries. We con­grat­u­late Ju­nior Achieve­ment Nige­ria on the strides achieved in Ghana.”

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