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Abaji places second in the Nestle for healthier kids contest

Jul, 2021 | By Chris Anioji | ||

Abaji Science Primary School has won the second prize in Nestlé's Nutritional contest, tagged, "Nestle for healthier kids--N4HK" The program which is floated by Nestle, a multinational conglomerate was designed to serve as a catalyst for the attainment of the company's vision 2030 which focuses on creating a generation of 50 million healthier children by year 2030.

A tranche of this program which featured 10 FCT Primary Schools in a keenly contested quiz was held recently in Abuja, in collaboration with the Federal Capital Territory Universal Basic Education Board, ( FCT UBEB) and Nutritional Society of Nigeria. UBE Primary School Pasali took 1st position in the quiz competition, Abaji Science Primary School won the second position while the 3rd place was clinched by Gado Nasco Primary School.

Speaking at the occasion, Nestlé's Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Manager, Mrs. Victoria Uwadoka applauded pasali Primary School for making it to the 1st position. Uwadoka saw the School's success as a pointer to the undivided attention it gave to N4HK teachings and advocacies. She informed that the event had inculcated in the participating pupils the culture of healthier living which according to her would be imbibed by the next generation of kids.

Also speaking, the Director, Primary School Services in the FCT Universal Basic Education Board, Hajia Habiba Barau said the program had in no small measure enhanced the nutritional knowledge and hygiene habits of the participating pupils which according to her was made manifest in their rare performances. She commended Nestle for its involvement in the Infrastructural development of N4HK Schools and also for the capacity building of their teachers, promising the company of her Board's continued support.

The representative of the wining School, Pasali, Faustina Offor, said she had through N4Hk learnt a lot on nutrition and hygiene habits which according to her was shared on the platform. She said a victory for her school was a victory for all. A teacher from Pasali the wining Primary School who identified herself as Christiana Agada, congratulated their representatives, Faustina Offor and Joy Samuel for their wonderful performances, stressing that the time invested in their training yielded good results.

The winners of the contest were provided with gift items, including sports wears and equipment; their schools are also to be equipped with sporting infrastructure. The Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Ministry of Education, UBEB, Ogun State Government and Nutrition Society of Nigeria jointly launched the program.

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Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, who received the delegation, expressed excitement about the project, saying that establishing the medical centre in Abuja will not only attract people seeking medical attention within the African continent.

The minister who gave the stop work order during an inspection tour of facilities at the primary healthcare centre, also revealed that the FCT Administration would set up a committee to ascertain the viability of the ongoing construction work to the primary healthcare centre.

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