|Community Relations Manager, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Nkiruka Ogboruche; Director, IIT, Olumide Akinjo (middle), during an orientation programme for students sponsored by Guinness to IIT in Lagos|
Guinness Nigeria PLC, the nation’s leading producer of beverage products recently reinforced its commitment to its host communities as it sponsored ten youths to the Institute of Industrial Technology (I.I.T.) as part of its community development initiatives.
The programme, which is focused on technical training, was designed to bridge the gap that exists in the Nigerian educational system as well as to give the individuals the knowledge and skills that would help them to stand on their own feet and become responsible citizens of the nation.
Sesan Sobowale, Corporate Relations Director, represented by Mrs. Nkiruka Ogboruche, said that Guinness Nigeria is always committed to supporting the dreams and aspirations of youths and assisting them in becoming useful members of society. “At Guinness Nigeria, we are always happy to be involved with worthy projects such as these that can add such tremendous value to the lives on Nigerians. This sort of support forms a core part of our community investment agenda and we will continue to support Nigeria and Nigerians through initiatives and activities that uplift them.”
Director of the Institute Mr. Olumide Akinjo said, “The purpose of this programme is to use technical and vocational training to close the gap in educational development and we are happy to have an able supporter such as Guinness Nigeria Plc that have supported some our students towards achieving their dreams”. Mr Akinjo also stated that the programme which started thirteen years ago has been kept alive by socially responsible corporate citizens like Guinness Nigeria.