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National Company of the Year Competition Junior Achievement Nigeria’s annual flagship event to hold in October

The event brings winners of regional competitions across Nigeria together to compete for the National Company of the Year Award.

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Junior Achievement Nigeria’s (JAN) annual flagship event, The National Company of the Year Competition (NCOY) will be taking place Thursday 6th October, 2016 at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island Lagos.

The JAN’s National Company of the Year Competition is an annual event that brings the JA Company Program winners of Regional Competitions across Nigeria together to compete for the National Company of the Year Award. The program teaches Senior secondary students how to start and run their own business from inception to liquidation with the guidance of a volunteer.

The judges for this year’s competition include JAN Ambassador and Alumnus of JA Company Program, Mr. Tunji Eleso, Co-Founder, CoCreation Hub; Mr. Audu Maikori, Founder/President, Chocolate City and Mrs. Lola Oyeka, Citi Country Public Affairs Officer, Nigeria & Ghana.

Government Girls College, Abaaji emerged the winners of the 2014 JA Africa Company of the Year Award held in Libreville, Gabon. Despite waiting a year to compete due to the Ebola outbreak they also claimed the 2014 FedEx & 2014 Citi Client Satisfaction Awards for their development of bags called “Pink Lady.” The Dynamites recorded a gross profit of N 662,000; a net profit of N165,000 and sold 250 shares at N200 per unit.

Mrs. Efua Edeh, Executive Director, JAN had this to say in support of her flagship event, “The National Company of the Year Competition 2016 is an opportunity for us to showcase the weight of potential that lies within these young minds and JAN’s role in grooming the next generation of leading entrepreneurs. This is a call-to-action for corporate stakeholders, teachers, youths, entrepreneurs and all who support the cause of empowering youths to become not just leaders but, conscientious leaders leading a vibrant economy.

The NCOY winner will represent Nigeria against other JA Africa member-nation companies for the title of JA Africa Company of the Year in Zimbabwe this December.

NCOY 2016 is proudly sponsored by The Dangote Group, Minerva University and Deloitte Nigeria.

Venue: The Orchid Hotel, Plot 3 Dream world Africana way, immediate right turn after Chevron toll gate, Ikota-Epe expressway Lekki

Date: Thursday October 6, 2016.

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00pm

This event is strictly by invitation!!!

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