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NNPC unveils enterprise alternatives for youth corp members 

A complete of two,659 members of the National Youth Service Corps throughout Nigeria have been pre-qualified for the ultimate part of the NNPC Foundation Business Pitching Exercise.

According to a press release issued by the Chief Corporate Communications Officer

NNPC Ltd, Olufemi Soneye, billed to carry from July 2 to 10, 2024, the train is an integral a part of the NNPC Foundation’s Financial Literacy programme for Nigerian youths that witnessed the engagement of over 284,000 corps members, who underwent rigorous coaching and assessments.

Speaking on the train, the Managing Director of the NNPC Foundation, Mrs. Emmanuella Arukwe, stated the choice standards would give attention to the feasibility and sustainability of the enterprise thought, market relevance, aggressive edge and innovation, scalability, the potential impression on the neighborhood, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the corps members.

“We have identified these 2,659 individuals who are ready to present their business ideas to a distinguished panel of assessors,” Arukwe acknowledged.

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Arukwe knowledgeable that the Financial Literacy Programme is aligned with the NNPC Foundation’s mission of equipping younger Nigerian graduates with the mandatory abilities for private {and professional} improvement.

“By educating corps members on financial management and entrepreneurship, the program aims to empower them to become economically self-sufficient and to contribute positively to society,” she added.

During the pitching train, initiatives that stand out will obtain startup packs, enterprise advisory providers, and alternatives to scale their ventures.

In a associated improvement, the administration of the NNPC Foundation has facilitated a major 50 per cent discount within the registration charge for corps members’ companies with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

The NNPC Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of NNPC Limited. Its initiatives give attention to enhancing Nigeria’s socio-economic improvement by means of focused interventions in schooling, well being, the atmosphere, entry to vitality and youth empowerment to foster financial empowerment, promote entrepreneurship, and help sustainable improvement throughout the nation.

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