S/African Airways sponsors Nigerian varsity student

From left: Ohis Ehimiaghe, regional manager, West and Central Africa, South African Airways; Oladipupo Epemolu, winner, tertiary institutions category, 7th National Travel Essay competition (NTEC 2015/2016); Kemi Leke- Bamtefa, head, sales and marketing, South African Airways and Ewos Iroro, Editor, Travel and Business News, organisers of the competition.

In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility policy of identifying with and supporting young Nigerian talents, South African Airways (SAA) will be sponsoring the Winner of the Tertiary Institutions Category of the 7th National Travel Essay Competition (NTEC 2015/2016) with a free return ticket to South Africa.

Oladipupo Epemolu, a third year Business Administration Student of the University of Lagos (Unilag) emerged as winner of the contest following a keenly contested written and oral assessment before a select Panel of Independent Assessors drawn from various fields of the aviation industry on the topic: “Curbing Internal and External Threats To Aviation Security.”

Commenting on the development, Ohis Ehimiaghe, Regional Manager , West & Central Africa, SAA said: “The issue of Aviation Security is a subject of interest to any airline and continues to elicit a lot of industry focus especially in the face of terrorism globally. It is quite reassuring therefore to see youngsters like Mr. Epemolu take interest in issues of this nature and go a step further to conduct a research and write on how this threat can be curbed. We congratulate him for his excellent performance and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

Ewos Iroro, Editor of Travel & Business News, organisers of the writing contest said: “We are gradually achieving our vision of getting young Nigerians into aviation and what SAA has done today will go a long way in motivating more students to take interest in aviation as a way of curbing skilled manpower shortage. We would therefore like to sincerely thank South African Airways for their unalloyed support.”