Business

October 12, 2014

Three Children win Indomie IIDA awards

Three Children win Indomie IIDA awards

By Olufemi Ajasa

Three children emerged recipients of this year’s Indomie Independent Days Awards, a Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Indomie Instant Noodles, which held in Lagos at the weekend.

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From left: First place Winner, Aniema Udokang; Third Place Winner, Bassey Itam, Group Managing Director, Dufil Prima Foods Plc Mr. Deepak Singhal and Second Place Winner, Semiya Modashiru at the 2014 Indomie Independence Day Award in Lagos.

The winners of this year, which happens to be the 7th edition of IIDA’s awards, are 15year old Aniema Udokang from Cross River, helped save an accident victim on IBB way in Calabar; 14year old Semiya Modashiru helped save the lives of two babies by apprehending and confronting a kidnapper at a bus garage in Ogijo while 10 yrs old Bassey Itam helped a boy bitten by a snake.

While delivering the keynote address at the event, Mrs. Olufunto Igun the Executive Director Corona Schools Said “The future of any nation or entity lies heavily on the children, whatever legacy we pass on, whether good or bad could make or mar us as a nation. We therefore must rise up to our responsibility as parent, guardians, schools, and government to ensure that the right values are inculcated in the children.”

Addressing the winners as “the salvation for the nation’s future and the economy,” she charged more organizations to toe the line of Dufil prima foods by also contributing efforts similar to this which is bound to ensure a more secure and blissful future for our kids.

A visibly elated, Group Managing Director, Dufil prima foods, Mr. Deepak Singhal, expressed delight at the success of this event.

Singhal said “Our motivation rests firmly on the fact that a lot of kids are out there who do the extraordinary day by day; unsung heroes who have never been celebrated. That is why we have resolved that every year we would not relent in our search all around Nigeria for unique acts of bravery, worthy of celebration.”

They winners in the first, second and third categories went home with N1,000,000, N750,000, N500,000 worth of scholarship respectively.

The Public Relations & Event Manager, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Mr. Tope Ashiwaju congratulated the winners of this year’s IIDA awards and reiterated the company’s commitment in never relenting in its firm support of the development growth of the Nigerian child.

Ashiwaju further said having come this far with many success stories since inception as it relates to the children that have emerged winners, I make bold to say that the editions to come will be more memorable than the previous ones.

This year’s edition which is the 7th edition had in attendance the Executive Governor of Lagos State, who was ably represented, First Ladies, Captains of Industries, Government Functionaries, the crème de la crème of the society and people from all works of life.

The event was equally graced by the Group Managing Director, First Bank, Bisi Onasanya, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Chief Bode Akindele, Chairman Masandola group, who support the award with similar, donating N2.25million, N500,000, and N1million, respectively in their personal capacity.