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Again, radio show rewards 30 with N7.5 million in Abia

By Daniel Anazia   |   08 October 2016   |   2:08 am
Portfolio Manager Mainstream Lager and Stout brands, NB Plc, Emmanuel Agu (left); winner Progress Booster, Okoro Mario, and Rotimi Odukudu Head, Supply Chain Academy, NB Plc

Portfolio Manager Mainstream Lager and Stout brands, NB Plc, Emmanuel Agu (left); winner Progress Booster, Okoro Mario, and Rotimi Odukudu Head, Supply Chain Academy, NB Plc

Again, the entrepreneurial talent hunt and mentoring radio programme, ‘Life Progress Booster’, has rewarded another 30 entrepreneurs in Abia state rewarded with a total of N7.5 million at its month of September show, which held at the City Global Hotel, Aba.

The radio show, which is initiated and powered by Life Continental Lager Beer, from the stable of Nigerian Breweries Plc, is targeted at helping talented innovative businessmen and women in the South-East.

Prior to this, the beer brand had presented N15 million Naira to 30 entrepreneurs in Enugu and 30 entrepreneurs in Owerri in June and August 2016 respectively.


For the Aba grant presentation, 20 winners were pre-selected during the radio program, while the other 10 entrepreneurs were selected from among those given the opportunity to present their business ideas to judges through a live interview at the venue.

While addressing the audience at the event, Portfolio Manager Mainstream Lager and Stout brands, NB Plc Emmanuel Agu, said the programme was started to support the people of the South-east who have good and innovative business ideas, we want to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of the people of the South-east

He said, “Last year we empowered 50 entrepreneurs. Our goal for 2016 is to empower 200 entrepreneurs and so far, we’ve funded 96 businesses through the Progress Booster platform.”




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