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Foundation to empower youths with N2 million seed money


Leventis Foundation Nigeria is giving young agribusiness entrepreneurs an opportunity to win up to N2 million in its empowerment scheme tagged, “LFN30AGRIBUSINESS PITCH”.

The scheme is designed to enable youths and farmers across Nigeria to be awarded seed money to help them accomplish their business pursuits.

To participate, agric entrepreneurs will employ the use of social media as means of application as well as the Leventis Foundation’s website portal, where they can upload their business plan. The competition runs from August to early October 2018.

The Executive Director, Dr. Hope Usieta, in a statement, said the agribusiness pitch is one of activities designed to celebrate Leventis Foundation’s 30th anniversary and its commitment towards enhancing livelihoods.


He added that the winners would be announced later in October and awarded in an exclusive Gala Dinner event to wrap up the celebrations.
Leventis Foundation Nigeria was established in May 1988 following Chief Anastasios George Leventis (1902 – 1978) ambition to assist educational, cultural, and other charitable courses in West Africa with a keen interest in Nigeria based upon a successful run of family business legacies spanning over 80 years.

The foundation currently operates technical training institutes in over nine locations across Nigeria and Ghana in partnership with state governments of the regions.

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