Lagos - A leading electronics company has
been recognised for its role in empowering youths.
Samsung Nigeria won the accolades at the just-concluded
Nigeria Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards where it was conferred
with the Best Company in Youth Focused CSR award.
In addition, its Corporate Citizenship Manager, Abosede
Modupe Alimi, was recognized as one of the top three CSR practitioners in the
Brovo Kim, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West
Africa said the company was humbled by this recognition but by the same token,
understood the task ahead was bigger.
“We need to rise to the challenge and provide apt and
innovative partnerships that will set Nigeria on the path to attaining the
Sustainable Development Goals,” said Kim.
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Alimi said the accolade represented a vote of confidence
in our efforts to positively impact the lives of people, particularly the
“Our goal has always been to address the felt-needs of
the communities we operate in and this recognition will go a long way in
inspiring the team to do more in ensuring that we change the course of Nigeria
through sustainable corporate citizenship programmes,” said Alimi.
The awards, reputed to be the major force behind
galvanising businesses across various sectors and industries in Nigeria to
promote CSR and Sustainability in Nigeria, aims to acknowledge corporate
entities who invest in society through CSR programmes.
For the Best Company in Youth Focused Award, Samsung was
lauded for its sterling work and contribution to the lives of the Nigerian
Among local projects, Samsung Engineering Academy has
trained 118 young people, 40 percent of which are gainfully employed as a
result of the training received.
The Digital Village placed in Cross Rivers
State, has a significant number of young people who would potentially benefit
from this project especially the Solar Powered Internet School.
- CAJ News