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Meet Afolayan Temitayo; the beautiful lady behind Otrek, A Trekking App

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Afolayan Temitayo is a graduate of Mass Communication, Olabisi Onabanjo University who happens to love singing, watching movies, outings with friends.

She recently thought of bringing out a good concept on connecting people through trekking and ever since she tweeted about the concept on Twitter, with the tweet having over 15,000 likes and over 6,000 retweets on Twitter, it has been talk of the town.

In this interview, Temitayo talks about how she is going to execute her plans for Otrek and more. Enjoy the interview with Temitayo and CEO Exclusiveclue, Lexzai.

Did your outings with friends brought the idea of Otrek?

Actually, no. I just randomly thought about it.

Looking at how people reacted positively to the tweet, what are the things you’ve done to make Otrek a reality?

Working with a developer already. I intend to make the app a reality because of the number of feedbacks I got.

I want to create an app for broke people. I’ll call it Otrek, it will help you search for fellow broke people in your vicinity when you don’t have bike money, so y’all can link up and trek to your destination in groups. 😌

— Star 💫 (@Taymietee_) September 18, 2019

Due to the insecurity issues in Nigeria, what are the security or preventive measures you’re going to take for people to feel more secure when they connect with people on Otrek?

Yes I know there’d be security issues and we’d definitely work on that aspect. Can’t say much on that for now but it will be put into consideration.

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The O is for ORGANIZED. That is “Organized Trek’. I don’t know what the o in Opay stands for so I can’t say it was inspired by them.

Have any agency messaged about working on your idea and are you willing to sell your app ideas to any company that is ready to pay a huge amount of money?

Developers, tech workers and the likes reached out but I already got who I need so I declined other offers. Nothing about buying the idea yet, I haven’t gotten that.

A user tagged Otrek ‘The innovative app that will make trekking fun’; how would you make money by making trekking fun? Or are you trying to make it a voluntary app?

We’ll work on monetizing it. Can’t give details until then.

Since Otrek would be connecting people, do you see Otrek as a means of getting people into relationship; something like dating?

Lol, yes something like that can come off it. But it’s not basically a dating app, I just feel when people connect, things like that tend to happen. Eventually, it might lead to getting people into relationship.

Also, would Otrek be nationwide or just Lagos?

I’m dreaming big, bigger than Lagos. Bigger than one country.

If people/organizations wants to contact you, where can they contact you?

They can contact me on Twitter/Instagram: @Taymietee_

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Nestlé Partners LBS to Promote Fact-Based Reporting Among Journalists

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Nestlé, one of the largest food and beverage companies in Africa has partnered the Lagos Business School for the 2020 Advancing Nutrition, Health and Wellness (NHW) training.

The event was held in a bid to promote fact-based reporting among journalists to enable them improve fact-based reporting on nutrition, health and wellness.

According to the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager of Nestlé Nigeria, Victoria Uwadoka, the intervention was to equip journalists to carry out this essential role.

The media training which was virtual indeed came at a critical time when the public needs to be well informed on nutrition health and wellness to help curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

“The essence of this training is to provide a platform for journalists to acquire knowledge and skills to improve fact-based storytelling to help their audiences and consumers get the right information to make the right nutrition and lifestyle choices to promote a healthier lifestyle,” Nwadoka affirmed.

In his part, the Director of the LBS Sustainability Centre, Professor Chris Ogbechie noted that building the capacity of the media is key to Nigeria’s achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG3 – good health and well being.

“This is why LBS and Nestle Nigeria developed the Advancing NHW through the Media program to harness the impact the media can have through professional and innovative reporting on Nutrition Health and Wellness issues,” he added.

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Lagos State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya inspects Imota Rice Mill

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The Acting Commissioner of Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya was on an inspection visit to the Imota Rice Mill, Ikorodu today.

The Acting Commissioner’s visit to Imota was to inspect and gauge the level of progress of work done on the site – especially around equipment installation.

It is important to note that Civil work at the Rice Mill is already at about 85% completion, with just external work left to be completed.

 

Work is also ongoing on the casting of the treated water plants and the effluent treatment plant. Finishing touches are also being put on the VIP/Staff/Administrative buildings.

The installation of Mill lines is billed to commence by the end of this month.

Other parts of the construction work ongoing include the remaining 4 silos, boiler unit area and harvest dryers – all currently being assembled.

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How Vitafoam is responding to the COVID-19 fight

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Despite the huge challenge the COVID-19 pandemic is posing to businesses across the world and Nigeria, some corporate organisations are stepping up with laudable actions to support the government’s effort in the fight against the virus.

Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, one of the organisations that have responded to the fight, on Wednesday donated 100 units of mattresses and pillows to isolation centers through the Lagos State Government as the number of confirmed cases increases in Nigeria.

“As a Responsible Corporate Organization, we would also be playing our own part in fighting the spread as well as eradicating COVID-19, by giving out 100 units of Mattress and Pillows to the isolation centres through the Lagos State Government,” Vitafoam announced in a Twitter statement.

Nigeria presently has a total of 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – 48 are active, two have recovered while one death has been recorded.

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