NAS, Vitafoam raise awareness on benefits of science applications
The Nigerian Academy of Science has entered into agreement with Vitafoam Nigeria Plc on Tuesday, 10th of July, 2018. This relationship is in furtherance of Vitafoam’s corporate social responsibility to maximise the benefits of science and increase the awareness of such benefits which will result in increased support for the development and application of science in the society.
Vitafoam Nigeria Plc and the Nigerian Academy of Science are to work in partnership with each other for a period of three years for the purpose of conducting periodic media roundtables and annual media awards. The roundtables and awards were instituted by the Academy to promote excellence in science and science-related journalism. This is a crucial step in ensuring that public awareness and focus on science are increased through science reporting by the media (both print/online and electronic).
The Nigerian Academy of Science is of the opinion that science reporting can be improved by holding media roundtables and awarding prizes to stimulate skills development and expertise among journalists. In this regard, media roundtables will be held regularly and two science prizes will be awarded at an annual luncheon for science journalists. These would be for the science journalist of the year (print and broadcast categories)
The ceremony was held at the Academy’s secretariat in Lagos. The team of Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, which was led by the Managing Director, Mr. Taiwo Adeniyi, includes the Group Head, Admin. & Legal Services, Mr. Lekan Sanni, General Manager, Vitapur Nig. Ltd, Mr. Yemi Mofikoya and National Sales Manager, Mr. Dahiru Gambo. The President of the Nigerian Academy of Science, Professor Mosto Onuoha, FAS, and the Executive Secretary of the Academy, Dr. Oladoyin Odubanjo, were at hand to receive them at the secretariat.