NBC tasks youths on creativity

·Unveils Coca Cola Bottle Competition

Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), has flagged off the Coca-Cola Glass Bottle Competition, at the Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) in Lagos, with a  charge to the nation’s  youths to embrace creativity and innovation in whatever they do.

The competition, which has the overarching objective of driving creativity and engagement among youths, was formally unveiled with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NBC and Yabatech.

The Coca-Cola Glass Competition entails creating three-dimensional artworks, using empty 35cl and or 50cl Coca-Cola glass bottles.

It is conceived to create glass art to celebrate the Coca-Cola Contour Bottle.

The competition which is open to students in the Faculty of Art, Design and Printing of Yabatech, according to NBC’s Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Mrs Sade Morgan, is a unique way of supporting environmental sustainability, recycling and youth empowerment, while connecting with communities on shared values.

While noting that the Competition would go a long way in driving youth engagement within the academic environment,  Morgan also added the competition would also create an opportunity for the youths to demonstrate deep creative thinking to produce an art master piece.

The Rector of Yabatech, Dr Margaret Ladipo, while addressing stakeholders at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, said that the Coca-Cola Glass Bottle Competition came at an auspicious time, especially when there is a need to bridge the gap between industry and the academic environment to produce world class, self-reliant graduates.