As part of the efforts to support the growth and development of football in Nigeria, Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group has signed a three-year partnership bond with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).
TGI, an international investment and holding company with diversified interests and investments in Nigeria, Ghana, Republic of Benin, Morocco, UAE, South Africa, India and several other emerging markets, signed the agreement with NFF at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
The conglomerate said its partnership with NFF will boost the senior National Football teams to win laurels for Nigeria.
TGI Group the parent company of WACOT Limited, Chi Limited and other companies, producers of household brands such as Big Bull Rice, CHIVITA, Hollandia Yoghurt and Renew Starch.
Speaking at the bond signing ceremony, the Group Managing Director, TGI, Mr. Rahul Savara said; “We are enormously ecstatic to come on board as supporters of the
Nigerian football national teams.”
Represented by Mr. Onyekachi Onubogu, the Executive Director said the partnership is a further demonstration of the commitment of TGI to the development of Nigeria in all facets.
“We strongly believe in our investments in the Agricultural value chain and its impact on the socio-economic development of Nigeria and
this new partnership we are starting with the Nigerian Football Federation will allow us to expand our footprint to the development of
football in the country”
“We are resolutely committed to increasing our investments in the Nigerian economy, increasing employment and local
content while supporting the communities we operate in”.
Onubogu said, “the TGI Group has over three decades of experience in building local and regional sustainable businesses in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), agriculture, agro-allied, healthcare, chemicals, etc.
He also disclosed that because of the agreement between his company
and NFF, the TGI Group will be allowed to reward the best Nigerian player with the ‘Man of the Match’ award on the days of all qualifying matches.
It could be recalled that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo recently commissioned the integrated WACOT Rice Mill in Argungu, Kebbi State.
The Vice President also commissioned the Edo State Fertilizer and Chemical Company Limited (ESFCCL), managed by WACOT Limited.
While emphasizing the unifying role of soccer in Nigeria, Mr. Onubogu stated that the goal of his conglomerate is to ensure that the Super
Eagles does not only qualify for the 2018 World Cup but that the team puts up an unprecedented impressive performance at the competition in Russia.
The NFF shortly thereafter signed another partnership agreement with Payporte, an e-commerce company to help reach out to customers. To partner towards grassroot footballs. To get NFF machandizes, including the Jerseys out there, and to create an international channel for Nigerians within and without to access their machandizes.
Speaking on behalf of the NFF, the President, Mr. Amaju Pinnick commended the TGI Group for their timely support for the Senior
National Male Football team while also appealing to other corporate organizations to emulate the gesture.
Pinnick disclosed that with the sponsorship by TGI, the Board and Management of NFF are better convinced that the goal of participating
and excelling in the 2018 World Cup by the Super Eagles will be a reality.
He unveiled the TGI Group as henceforth the official rice sponsor of the Super Eagles for the next three years.
His words, “The coming on board of the TGI Group is going to be a tremendously exciting development for the team. The opportunity to
have the support of TGI Group and the reward for the ‘Man of the Match’ will have a huge benefit, putting the team in the best place
possible to achieve our goals. We also talk a lot about creating memories and no doubt working with TGI Group will create some
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Author: Idongesit Ashameri