By Omodele Adigun
IT was another day of long knives at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) as bearish sentiments tossed share prices on a free fall just as the market indicators equally took a plunge.
At the close of business Wednesday, 37 equities fell into the losers chart, leaving only eight on the gainers table. This caused the All Share Index to shrink to 26,910.23, from 27,883.16, and market capitalisation to N9.242trillion, from N9.501 trillion recorded the previous day.
Meanwhile, as part of activities marking the 10th anniversary of Yello Care, MTN employees across the nation are expected to spend the next 21 days dedicating their resources and time to supporting education initiatives in their local communities.
A statement from the company says they will set up a Learning Resource Centre; a Train the Teacher initiative also would be conducted in Lagos and Owerri, providing an introduction to basic computer skills and general soft skills. In addition, the team will donate educational and digital learning materials to identified school libraries which cater to under-served communities.
Commenting on the programme, Amina Oyagbola, its Corporate Services Executive, said: “We are very excited and proud to mark this important 10-year milestone. As an organisation, we owe a great deal of gratitude to our employees, who have ensured that this campaign continues to be a success. Owing to their dedication and selflessness, they come out in numbers every year, armed with loads of passion, a Can-Do attitude and unwavering commitment to uplift their communities”
The statement adds: “The programme has made a significant impact in communities where we operate, since its launch in 2007. Collectively, almost 95, 000 employees have participated in Yello Care over the years.”