Thursday, April 10, 2014

YabaTech UNEVOC Center visits Chi Limited

The YabaTech UNEVOC Team embarked on a working visit to Chi Limited Headquarters in Lagos Nigeria on Thursday, 10th of April 2014. Chi Limited is known as the producer of packed drinks like Chivita juice, Caprisone, Hollandia milk etc. Our team was received by Mr. Anuj Kumar Bhatia. The purpose of the visit was to seek ways of collaboration between both parties.

Mr. Anuj introduced himself as the Group Manager in charge of corporate social responsibility and also introduced us to the group and the nine companies it comprises. Tropical General Investment (TGI) Group is a Dutch company based in Nigeria. According to him, while the most famous of the companies in the group is Chi Limited, there are other companies of the group which are into agriculture, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, fishing etc.

The UNEVOC Team also gave a brief on the College, the premier tertiary institution in Nigeria, which was specially established to train middle level professionals in technical capabilities. According to the Director, the UNEVOC Center thrives in information sharing, advocacy and collaboration and such activities can be within departments of an institution like Yaba College of Technology or with industries. This helps to create synergy amidst development partners in order to produce graduates prepared for the realities and requirements of the world of work. Proposed areas of collaboration include:
  • Collaboration on the Rice Institute an initiative of TGI
  • Drafting of working proposition between Yaba College of Technology and TGI Group
  • Research Visit to Ajanla Farms by researchers and students
  • Student's Industrial Training

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