UNILAG students win global challenge award




Four students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) who participated in the Coca-Cola Global Management Challenge competition have won the global management challenge award. The four students who won the award will represent the country in Dubai in April.
The students who are in their final year are: Abdullahi Salimat, Department of Finance; Adeniyi Talabi, Department of Systems Engineering; Oyekan Idris, Department of Accounting and Olubodun Sulaiman, Department of Business Administration. They will represent Nigeria at the international finale to be held in Dubai, in April 2018.
While announcing the winner, Coca-Cola’s public affairs and communications manager, Nwamaka Onyemelukwe said the Coca-Cola Global Management Challenge is part of the company’s commitment to building the capacity of the Nigerian youths by harnessing their potentials.
“Basically, what we have done with the competition is to provide a platform for these undergraduates to express themselves as well as discover their entrepreneurial skills. We are certain that all of the participants have been impacted and are now better prepared to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams,’’ he said.
Commending the initiative, the vice chancellor of the university, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe said the competition was timely and praiseworthy.
“This couldn’t have come at a better time. The initiative ties into the university’s objectives to be a solution driven business school that leverages the knowledge of business simulation and power software to train 21st century class of business executives. We are really grateful to Coca-Cola for sponsoring this project,” Ogundipe said.
Also the coordinator of the challenge, Ryan Fayan commended the students for giving their best, saying he was sure the winning team would do extremely well at the finals in Dubai.

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