They proceed to represent Nigeria on the African stage of the competition in Ghana
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has heaped encomiums on Taidob College Abeokuta who emerged winner of the 2019 National Company of the Year competition organized by Junior Achievement Nigeria.
The event which was held at Terra Kulture, Lagos on 3 October 2019, was keenly competed by 12 student companies from across the country, including the eventual winner Taidob College Abeokuta.
Given the feat, Taidob College Abeokuta will represent the country on the African stage of the competition which is holding today, Friday, 6 December 2019 at Alisa Hotel in Accra, Ghana.
Speaking at the event where the winner was announced, Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited said “the youngsters from Taidob College are indeed not just solution providers, but also life savers. 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. I no doubt believe that they would make Nigeria and indeed the rest of Africa proud at the competition. We are delighted to associate with them and congratulate Junior Achievement on the feats so far attained”.
The National Company of the Year Competition (NCOY) is an annual flagship event by Junior Achievement Nigeria’s (JAN), which convenes the winners of the JA Company Program Regional Competitions across Nigeria together to compete for the National Company of the Year Award. The national winner then proceeds to represent Nigeria against other JA Africa member-nation companies.
Taidob College would be competing against student teams from 10 other Junior Achievement member countries across Africa. The student team contestants comprise representatives from the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), Ghana, Zambia, Gabon, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Botswana, Kenya and South Africa.
Last year, Inventive Explorers, from Caro Favored College Ajegunle, emerged the grand winners at the Africa Company of the Year competition in Ghana. Their rechargeable handheld LED traffic lights has solved a real problem in various congested communities and reduced traffic accidents, especially in areas with school children crossing busy streets. Over the years, FirstBank has been at the forefront of partnering with Junior Achievement Nigeria in Company of the year program and competition.