Total Nigeria has announced winners in its Total Challenge for 2018/2019, an initiative designed to support entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
Following the submission to a jury of local experts, who selected the winners, Total Nigeria presented the winners with awards at a ceremony held in Lagos
One of the winners was Ogunbanjo Olumide of AgroData Network, a firm which promotes organic farming through community-based beekeeping, providing farmers with free beehives. The company deploys natural techniques to keep the bees within the ecosystem.
Obaoye Justus, who was also one the winners, is the owner of Carido Automobiles Service Technology, which is an on demand automobile service technology that aggregates automobile maintenance demands through mobile devices and thereafter facilitates their fulfilment through select offline services performed by competent and vetted mechanics.
Ijir Aondosoo of My Waste My Energy was also one of the winners. The firm converts rice husk waste to energy source and provides a sustainable form of domestic energy. The company reduces environmental degradation and deaths associated with respiratory diseases as Nigeria records 93000 deaths annually due to smoke from firewood.
The young entrepreneurs will receive financial support of up to 6 million naira for the first prize to develop their project. Total Nigeria will also ensure they receive personalised support and coaching from Passion Incubator and a communications campaign to publicize their project.