Firm restates commitment to empower 100,000 unemployed youths
Henkel, a leading German multinational, has restated its commitment to empower 100,000 unemployed Nigerian youths through its Peer-to-Peer (P2P) initiative.
The initiative, which was unveiled amid the significant global economic turbulence due to the oil glut, is aimed directly at bolstering the nation’s economy through youth empowerment.
The Chairman/Manager of Henkel, Rajat Kapur, said by forging partnerships with diverse states, the company aims to catalyse the entrepreneurial spirit across West Africa, fostering a robust ecosystem of growth and innovation.
“This groundbreaking initiative was not merely a reactive measure, but a proactive strategy aimed at stimulating innovation, and generating job opportunities. The cornerstone of P2P was to transform these young, unemployed individuals into shrewd, street-smart entrepreneurs, arming them with the skills and resources necessary to navigate the challenging economic terrain.
“Four years on, the narrative resounds with success. Over 250 Nigerian youth, once on the hunt for opportunities, are now the harbingers of them, their entrepreneurial journeys painting a vivid tableau of resilience and ambition,” he said.
The Transformation and PAG Manager, Chidera Akwuba, said innovation is deeply rooted in the company’s DNA, noting that the P2P initiative is a testament to its commitment to pioneering transformative and forward-thinking solutions tailored for the Nigerian youths.
“But P2P’s story isn’t confined to figures. Its broader impact has carved pathways for young visionaries, instilling in them not just skills, but a renewed sense of purpose.
“While P2P’s accolades are many, for Henkel, the journey is far from its zenith. With sights set on empowering a formidable 100,000 Nigerian youths, Henkel today, on the canvas of International Youth Day, reinforces its steadfast pledge to a vibrant and thriving nation,” Akwuba said.
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