The Rector of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, Prof. Dalhatu Balarabe Yahaya, has applauded Nigeria’s leading telecommunications operator, Etisalat for its commitment to developing Nigerian youths through its bespoke youth-centric program tagged Etisalat Cliqfest.
The Rector gave this commendation while speaking during the recently concluded Etisalat CliqFest Campus tour hosted by the Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria.
While commending Etisalat for its critical roles in helping Nigerian youths develop their potentials through various empowerment of initiatives, Prof. Yahaya said he was particularly happy the polytechnic has joined the growing list of tertiary institutions to have hosted the Etisalat CliqFest campus tour.
His word: “I am happy that while the students are being entertained, they are also being empowered with entrepreneurial skills to enable them develop their potentials and do something useful with their lives after graduating from school. We appreciate this initiative and would like to see other companies come on board.”
The CliqFest campus tour powered by Etisalat EasyCliq is a nationwide multi-campus youth-centric education and entertainment initiative sponsored by Etisalat Nigeria. It offers a bouquet of networking opportunities, career education, sports and entertainment. Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic hosted the Zaria leg of the tour after a similar one was held penultimate weekend at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.
In a related development, a National Diploma student in the department of Civil Engineering, Desmond Ola Yusuf, emerged the winner of the Etisalat CliqFest star prize, a new Hyundai i10 car in a raffle draw supervised by the Deputy Rector, Chief Paul Abiyong, and Dean Student Affairs, Alhaji Mustapha Halidu.
Also, the duo of Aliyu Abdullahi and Dina Tanko won a laptop each while several others including the trio of Charity John, Emmanuel Joel and Doris Eze won mobile phones, pen drives and Etisalat branded souvenirs.