As part of efforts to build capacity in the consumer goods sector in Nigeria, FoodCo Nigeria Limited, a diversified consumer goods company with interests in retail, manufacturing and fast food, has instituted a fellowship programme aimed at preparing MBA students for leadership roles.
This is against the backdrop of projected growth in the food and consumer goods market segment, currently the largest in Africa, which was expected to hit $40 billion by 2020.
Announcing the Fellowship, an Executive Director at the company, Mr. Ade Sun-Basorun, stated that the initiative was targeted at building capacity for management positions. He added that the FoodCo Fellowship program became imperative in order to train a specialised workforce that would drive the expected growth in the sector and help it maximise its potential.
He said: “As modernsation and a population shift from rural to urban centres continue to stimulate growth in the…