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NBC trains 700 youths in Ibadan



To demonstrate its commitment to youth development in Nigeria, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has kicked off the 2018 edition of ‘Youth Empowered’, a training workshop designed to equip Nigerian youths with life and business skills for their personal development and help them transition to meaningful employment.

The first workshop in a series of Youth Empowered workshops for 2018, commenced in Ibadan on April 24 and was rounded off on April 26 amidst excitement from youths in the city and other neigbhouring states.

Managing Director of the company, Mr. George Polymenakos said the initiative was part of the company’s intervention programmes for the youth, which is geared towards discovering their potential and providing them with the right skills needed in today’s work environment.


He noted that it was imperative for young persons to take advantage of this unique opportunity by engaging business leaders and mentors who will be present to offer them essential business skills that would help them succeed in contemporary business environment.

Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Abayomi Oke commended NBC and the Coca-Cola Hellenic for the laudable initiative, which he noted would greatly improve the skill set of the youth and make them more employable while also inspiring them to become entrepreneurs.

He noted that the Youth Empowered initiative is in line with Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s youth centric leadership in the state. He urged participants to take full advantage of the unique opportunities to gain insight.

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