Gov Daniel Commends Nigerian Breweries

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Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel on Wednesday at his country home in Shagamu,  commended the management of Nigerian Breweries Plc for creatively engaging and adding  values to the life of the Nigerian youth through the annual Gulder Ultimate Search  reality television programme.

Otunba Daniel who received the twelve contestants at his Asoludero country home in  Shagamu area of the state at exact 1pm, expressed his joy that the most watched  Television reality programme is being hosted in the state for the very first time under  his leadership as the state governor.

Commending Nigerian Breweries, Governor Daniel said, “The Gulder Ultimate Search is a  programme that the sponsors are using to bring the best out of the Nigerian Youth. I know  that I don’t drink alcohol but I enjoy watching the programme. Nigerian Breweries Plc has  done well by using this programme, which though being used to promote their Gulder brand,  to add value to the life of our children.

“This programme also give intellectual capacity of the participants, their creativity and  creating avenue for financial empowerment that can enable participants in the programme  to further their education. Gulder Ultimate Search which is an annual show, in its  seventh series, takes away the minds of the Nigerian youth from delinquent activities and  is also used to create good media content that gives quality entertainment for Tv  audiences in the country”, the executive governor disclosed.

Otunba Daniel assured the organisers of his support in the course of producing the 21  days programme in the state. He revealed that Gulder Ultimate Search will reveal the  tourism potentials of Ogun State Forestry Plantation Project Area, J4, Omo Forest Reserve  in Ijebu East Local Government area, where the programme is being shot this year.

Introducing the contestants to the governor who was accompanied at the occasion by his  deputy, Alhaja Makanjuola Badaru and the state Commissioner for Forestry Development,  Alhaji Alli Ajibode, the Public Affairs and Public Relations Manager of Nigerian  Breweries Plc, Mr. Edem Vindah thanked Governor Daniel and the state executives for  giving permission to use the state facility.

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Vindah explained to the governor the reason for increasing the number of contestants from  the traditional 10 to 12. The reason he said, was in commemoration of the 40th  anniversary celebration of the Gulder brand in Nigeria, and also as a mark of celebration  of the 50th independent anniversary of Nigeria.

The 12 contestants are 22 year-old Oshinmade Adeleke Oluwaseun, male from Ogun state, 27  year-old Ahmed Sabdat Bamitale, female from Kogi state, Ebhodaghe Mercy Itohan, 27,  female from Edo state,  Dandison Strongface, 22, male from Rivers state, 24 year-old  Okorougo Simeon Iruka, male from Imo state.

Others are: Anyanwu Chukwuma 21, male from Imo state, Oduah Tonia, 21, female from Delta  state, Oluwaremi Kunle 23, male from Ekiti state, Kadiri Atiku Mohammed, 23 year-old male  from Edo state, Mbanu Caroline Ukachi, 22-year old female from Imo state, Anambra state  born Ofoegbu Ozioma Chinenye, a 23-year old female and 22-year Oduche Adaobi, female from  Anambra state.

Others on the visit to the governor are: Mr. Emmanuel Oriakhi, Senior Brand Manager,  Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Oluseun Lawal Brand Manager, Gulder, top Nollywood actor and  Gulder Ultimate Search past anchorman, Bob Manuel-Udokwu and a host of other technical  partners on the project.

The winning prize for the last man standing in this year search will go home with a cash  prize of N7Million, N10Million worth of SUV Jeep and N500, 000 wardrobe allowance, while  others will go home with consolation cash prizes ranging from N350, 000 to N2.5million.  As usual, Safety, Health and Security on and off the search location, the organisers  assured, will be of the highest standards.

The organisers of the show have put in place throughout the duration of the search: A  fully equipped ambulance, a well-trained medical team, a world-class security team, a  comprehensive insurance cover, with one of the country’s most reputable insurance  companies for the contestants, crew and equipmentand modern communication gadgets.