Young professionals, Heritage Bank, inaugurate scheme for students, entrepreneurs
The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) in partnership with Heritage Bank has inaugurated a grant scheme to support young Nigerian students and entrepreneurs.
NYPF’s Chairman, Moses Siasia, in a statement in Abuja, said the scheme tagged Young Entrepreneurs and Students Grant (YESGrant) was inaugurated last week in Lagos.
Besides, he said renowned Nigerian actress, Stephanie Okereke-Linus, was named the Brand Ambassador of the scheme to woe young minds.
According to him, the choice of the Okereke-Linus was informed by her contributions to youth empowerment and for being a role model to many young Nigerians.
“The main objective of this programme is to encourage young Nigerians and it will focus of three key sectors-Agriculture, Creative industry and Information Communication Technology.
“This programme was informed by the enormous challenges young aspiring entrepreneurs and students go through in their quest toward s achieving set goals in their small scale businesses and academic pursuits.
“NYPF has been in the lead of building the next generation of business frontiers and the huge impact we have created with our educational intervention programmes for children in rural communities across the nation.
“YESGrant targets to generate jobs encourage and support aspiring entrepreneurs in Nigerian to develop and execute business ideas that will create jobs and lead to self-reliance.’’
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