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Fellowship empowers young professionals with grant

By Guardian Nigeria
20 September 2022   |   3:16 am
The Young Professionals’ Fellowship (YPF) of the Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion), has empowered six members from various parishes with business support grants. 

The Young Professionals’ Fellowship (YPF) of the Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion), has empowered six members from various parishes with business support grants. 
 
The recipients of the grant were presented with cheques to the tune of N1.65 million, during the maiden edition of the business support initiative, to promote Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) driven by the young people of the diocese. 
 
Speaking during the presentation ceremony at the Church of Resurrection, 1004 Estate, Victoria Island in Lagos, the Diocesan Coordinator of YPF, Oladotun Oladeji, who congratulated the beneficiaries, appreciated the donor of the fund for the first phase of the initiative. 
 


According to him, the fund is given to the beneficiaries as a grant, hence they are not required to pay back.
 
He charged them to put the funds into judicious use in line with their business proposals. 
 
“Our goal is to see that through YPF, SMEs driven by young professionals, who are Anglicans, will blossom to create jobs and contribute to the growth of Nigeria,” he said. 
 
Oladeji, who commended the Diocesan, missioner and visioner of YPF, His Grace, The Most Rev’d Dr. Humphrey Bamisebi Olumakaiye and Prof. Motunrayo Olumakaiye, for their continuous support for YPF since it was inaugurated in 2021, called on citizens in the communion to partner with YPF to empower more members of the fellowship in their entrepreneurial ventures.
   
He added that in subsequent editions, plans were underway to make interest free loans available for YPF members, who might need such to grow their businesses. 

 
 

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