By Ikeoye Oyetoro
The Nigerian BreweriesÂ plc has stated that the deregulation of Petroleum product would not affect its operation.
The corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Adviser, Nigeria Breweries Plc, Mr Ageni Yusuf disclosed this, yesterday, at the media briefing on the second edition the Nigeria Breweries Golden Pen Award for Journalists held in Lagos.
According to him, the deregulation will increase competition among different sectors thus causing the law of demand and supply to effect, adding that the competition will bring out the best among the players in the players in the petroleum sector thus enhancing the quality of their product.
He noted that increase in competition will either cause stability or fall in the price of a particular product and which eventually lead to consumers benefiting from such policy in the long run, adding that the deregulation would allow uniform play ground for the players in the sector.
Mr Ageni, while talking about the Nigeria Breweries award, said it is part of their effort to encourage media creativity and stimulate professionalism among Nigeria journalists.
He disclosed that the award, which is meant for both practising journalists and photojournalists in the print media nationally, will run from September to December this year. The criteria for the award are: use of space ( including balance/ composition in photographs), Clarity of message (including proper caption for photographs), style of presentation (including action/movement in photographs), Depth and Insight. All stories/articles and photographs will be judged based on the above criteria.
According to him, â€œthis year, the Nigerian Breweries Plc Golden Pen Reporter of the Year, will take home a princely sum of N500,000, plus a brand new laptop, a coloured Printer and a Plaque. The second prize winner will receive the sum of N250,000, a laptop, printer and a plaque, while the third prize winner will take home the sum of N150,000, a Laptop, Printer and plaque.
â€œIn the photo category, the Nigerian Breweries Pic Golden Pen Photographer of the Year, will take home the sum of N250,000, a laptop, printer and plaque; the second prize winner will go home with a cash prize of N150,000, a lap top, printer and plaque, while the third prize winner will receive N100,000, a lap top, printer and plaque.
He added that to give more people a chance to be a part of this award, there shall be ten consolation prizes of a digital camera each for five winners in each of the categories while the winners of the award will be unveiled at a colourful ceremony to be held within the first quarter of next year.