FirstBank MD, Governor Show Support for WACOT Rice Ltd.
Global calls for food security has necessitated public-private partnerships to enhance production of healthy food, tackle food insecurity and grow the agriculture sector.
As a show of support for our contributions to the agriculture industry, a recent visit was made to our WACOT Rice factory in Argungu, Kebbi, by the executive Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Managing Director, First Bank Adesola Adeduntan and other delegates from the bank.
Taking a tour of our facility, the governor applauded the activities of WACOT Rice in the state, commending the premium quality of Big Bull Rice, its flagship brand which has continuously contributed immensely to economic activities in the state and neighboring states.
At TGI Group, we will continue to add value by improving the livelihood of our people and our communities.
TGI Sponsors UN World Food Programe with $50,000
As part of our #FoodSecurity efforts across the country and the United Nations World Food Program’s
mandate to improve global nutrition and build resilience, we are proud to have supported the WFP’s ‘Zero Hunger Sprint – Nigeria’s Innovation Challenge’ held in Lagos last Friday (July 30th, 2021). The competition aimed to foster innovative approaches to end hunger, championed by Nigeria’s entrepreneurs through their startups.
Adepeju Jaiyeoba of Colorful Giggles got our award of twenty-one million naira (N21,000,000) after a successful presentation during the pitch event in Lagos, Nigeria.
Our investment in Colorful Giggles is a testament to our commitment to value addition to locally sourced raw materials, just like our own companies across the world. We are therefore excited that our commitment – innovator funding and mentorship – went to an outstanding innovator.
The award was presented by Ramesh D. Moochikal, CEO Agribusiness – TGI Group, and Habiba Suleiman, Strategy and Business Development Manager – TGI Group.
With the challenges posed by COVID-19 and global food insecurity, we are excited to partner with the UN’s WFP as homegrown talents tackle food insecurity and proffer sustainable solutions to global food insecurity.
#FoodSecurity #TheTGIWay #UNWFP #ZeroHungerSprint
TGI, WACOT Partner with Kano State Government at Sesame Conference
In yet another demonstration of our commitment to sustainable development of Nigeria’s agricultural sector, WACOT Ltd, member company of TGI Group has collaborated with the National Sesame Seed Association of Nigeria (NSSAN) and the Kano State Government at a two-day International Sesame Seed Conference, to chart a new course for production of quality sesame.
The conference themed ‘Developing the Sesame Seed Value Chain for Sustainable Economic Growth’ brought together stakeholders across government, regulatory agencies and private–sector collaborators.
As major stakeholders in Sesame production and the only indigenous recipients of ECOCERT – international certification for export of 100% organic sesame to Europe and America – We are excited to be leading the pack as Sesame has progressively assumed the role of Nigeria’s leading non-oil export commodity over the last half decade.
We will continue to put Nigeria on the global map of Sesame production as we remain ever more committed to supporting smallholder famers across the value chain.
#OrganicSesame #Foodsecurity #Sustainability