The seventh edition of the Indomie Independence Day Award, IIDA organised by Dufil Prima Foods Plc has rewarded three heroic children with the sum of N6 million.
The first prize winner, Aniema Udokang from Cross River received N1 Million, the second, Semiya Modashiru went home with N750,000 and third winner Bassey Itam, also collected N500,000 worth of scholarship respectively.
On the other hand, the event attracted renowned personalities namely; Group Managing Director, First Bank, Bisi Onasanya, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, Chief Bode Akindele, Chairman Masandola group, who supported the brand, with a donation of N2.25million, N500,000, and N1million, respectively in their personal capacity.
While delivering the keynote address at the event, Mrs. Olufuntan Igun, Executive Director of Corona Schools Said: “The future of any nation or entity lies heavily on the children, whatever legacy we pass on, whether good or bad could make or mar us as a nation. We therefore must rise up to our responsibility as parent, guardians, schools, and government to ensure that the right values are inculcated in the children.”
Addressing the winners as, “the salvation for the nation’s future and the economy,” she charged more organisations to toe the line of Dufil by also contributing efforts similar to this which is bound to ensure a more secure and blissful future for our kids.
Expressing delight, Group Managing Director, Dufil prima foods, Mr. Deepak Singhal said “Our motivation rests firmly on the fact that a lot of kids are out there who do the extraordinary day by day; unsung heroes who have never been celebrated. That is why we have resolved that every year we would not relent in our search all around Nigeria for unique acts of bravery, worthy of celebration.”