The British American Tobacco Nigeria on Wednesday offered scholarships worth N50,000 each to additional 10 students of some universities in the country.
This brings to 65 the number of students currently benefitting from the BATN/BATIA scholarship awards.
The beneficiaries are students studying agriculture-related courses at the University of Calabar, University of Ibadan, University of Uyo, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, University of Benin and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.
Speaking during the presentation of the awards, BATN’s Area Operations Director, Mr. Hugo Norman, said the firm recognised that education was critical to the development of any country.
Also, the firm's Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Director, Mr. Bassem Bekdache, said the scholarship scheme was one of the many ways the firm was demonstrating its commitment to add value to its host communities.