Cadbury Nigeria pledges support for alumni association
Cadbury Nigeria Plc has promised total support for the activities of the Cadbury Nigeria Alumni Association (CNAA), a union representing its former employees.
Its Managing Director, Muhammed Amir Shamsi, gave the assurance at the association’s first public lecture. Former Chairman and Director of Administration, Dr. Christopher Kolade, delivered a lecture on The Pursuit of Excellence: A Commitment to Consistent Best Practice, at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).
Corporate and Governmental Affairs Director, Bala Yesufu, who represented the Chief Executive, said the company would continually support the group as it upheld the values of the enterprise.
Managing Director of 141 Worldwide Advertising and Co-Creator, Lucent Consulting Company, is President of the Association while Bode Shogo is Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT).
Speaking, Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the United Kingdom (UK) charged professionals to continually pursue excellence, noting that the Creator has conditioned humans to pursue excellence and it is “sub-normal” to seek lower standards.
Kolade expressed happiness that various groups had embraced the pursuit of excellence, which he said, was his rallying cry in his days as chief executive of Cadbury Nigeria.
“Indeed, I hold the firm view that the surest way of combating and defeating bad behaviour in our community is to strengthen good behaviour in all the places where we find it,” he added.
While urging members of CNAA and all citizens to play a more active role and engage in issues affecting their communities, including politics, he stressed that excellence has moral and practical applications, as well as stakeholders value, being persons or entities who benefit or suffer from excellence or its lack.