The automobile giant Mitsubishi Motors Nigeria has restated its commitment to invest more in the Nigerian economy especially in empowering the youths. While achieving this, the automobile giant has partnered with The Future Awards Africa to host nominees for the 2019 edition of the awards which was recently held in Lagos.
Meanwhile, the partnership builds on Mitsubishi Motors Nigeria’s vision on youth investment and its theme ‘Drive Your Ambition’ is focused on empowering young Nigerians.
Managing Director, CFAO Nigeria Plc., Thomas Pelletier gave the opening speech, while the Chairman, CFAO Nigeria Plc., Gbenga Oyebode, presented certificates to the 2019 nominees.
Speaking at the event, Head of Marketing, Massilia Motors Limited, Funmi Abiola, said the sole distributors of Mitsubishi Motors in Nigeria said, “Nigerian youths have consistently proven themselves to be enterprising, innovative, creative and resilient, and they truly deserve to be celebrated through a sustainable and important platform like The Future Awards Africa. Our continent is at a critical point, and our work in supporting the youths will determine how excellent Africa will perform independently in the global market”.
Massilia Motors, which is a joint venture of CFAO and Chanrai Group, is focused on delivering a range of exquisite cars to the Nigerian market like Mitsubishi ASX, Eclipse Cross, Outlander, Pajero, Pajero Sport and the L200 pick-up.
Commenting on the partnership, Chief Operating Officer of The Future Project Bukonla Adebakin, said, “Mitsubishi Motors Nigeria has consistently been recognized as one of the world’s renowned, forward-looking automobile brands, and we are so excited about this partnership. It is a perfect mix, because we understand the brand’s effort to inspire Africa’s youth and boost creativity and enterprise, which also aligns with our vision.”
The Future Awards Africa celebrates young enterprising Africans who have done exceptional work in their respective fields throughout the year. The reception is a pre-event of the award show where nominees are presented with certificates of nomination, and an opportunity to network with their peers across several industries. The awards is scheduled to hold on 24 November 2019 at the Balmoral Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.