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Honeywell reiterates commitment to youth empowerment


Head, Domestic Primary Market, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Tony Ibeziako(left); Executive Director, Market Operations and Technology Ade Bajomo, Group Managing Director, Honeywell Group, Lanre Jaiyeola, and Executive Director, Manufacturing, Honeywell Group,Dr. Nino Ozara, at the Facts Behind the Figures presentation at the exchange in Lagos

Honeywell Flour Mills Plc has reiterated its commitment to ease youth restiveness by contributing immensely to efforts by the government to tackle unemployment in the country.The company, which has been encouraging young graduates to embrace entrepreneurship through its various innovative youth programmes, has also impacted positively on them through its platform where young graduates are recruited and taken through 18 months training program, to make them better future leaders.

Managing Director, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, Lanre Jaiyeola, who disclosed this in Lagos during Honeywell Pasta/NYSC Cooking Competition organized for corps members, at the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp Iyana Ipaja, advised the corps members to utilize the opportunity provided by the company.

Jaiyeola, represented by Innovation and Consumer Insight Manager, Lanre DaSilva noted that “these are young graduates and to a large extent most of them would want to gather some work experience. For those of them who study courses that can enable them quickly settle into their own thing, if Honeywell is in a position to support them, we will do just that”.

He advised the youths to be more creative by acquiring entrepreneurial skills that will make them self-dependent. With white-collar jobs becoming elusive, he urged them to rediscover themselves by tapping into their creative talents and improving on their inert abilities.

On the rationale for the competition, he said it provides an opportunity to establish a first contact with tomorrow’s mothers especially who are the major decision makers in the family, to have affinity with the company’s various brands. “For us, this is a very important touch point with the core decision makers, with the people who make purchase decision in the homes”, he said.

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