Adegoke wins NIM’s young managers competition
The Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) has declared Alexander Adegoke, a trade marketing intern at British American Tobacco as winner of the 2021 edition of Young Managers Competition (YMC).
NIM said Adegoke emerged winner after a successful presentation and assessment at the grand finale, aimed at nuturing the development and growth of young managers.
He won a star prize of N1 million, while the first and second runners up were rewarded with ₦500,000, ₦300,000 and management training at NIM valued at N150,000 respectively.
The third runner up alongside others received N50,000 consolation prize each. The five finalists were Alexandra Adegoke (Winner), Oluwatobiloba Lawalson (first Runner up), Jerome John (Second Runner up), Adam Mohammed (Third Runner up).
According to President and Chairman of Council, NIM, Patience Anabor:
“The Young Managers Competition is one of the Institute’s corporate social responsibilities and contributions to youth development and empowerment. The competition, which fosters analytical and original thinking is a yearly competition established in 1974 to ensure that young graduate managers, between the ages of 25 and 40 years, are imbued with competence to hone their skills in conducting independent in-depth research.”
She said the competition has created a crop of young men and women, who have distinguished themselves in conducting studies in different areas of human endeavours.
According to her, the competition was repackaged four years ago to make it truly intellectual, relevant, contemporary and credible, adding that with the current approach, the YMC has now assumed the toga of a reality show.
Anabor said a total of 456 young managers participated in an online qualifying test for this year’s competition and were narrowed down to nine finalists and then five for the grand finale.
The NIM president, on behalf of the institute, expressed deep appreciation to the distinguished panel of judges for making their experiences and skills available. She also acknowledged individuals and corporate organisations that partnered with the institute through cash donations.