Carrington Fellowship empowers young entrepreneurs
Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI), in support of the United States Consulate General in Lagos, has empowered young entrepreneurs across tertiary institutions in the country with skills to enhance their businesses.
The beneficiaries, who cut across universities and polytechnics, participated at a three-month training, which started in August, where they were exposed to leadership and entrepreneurship skills by experts across different fields.
Speaking during the training yesterday at Ikoyi, the President of CYFI, Olusola Owonikoko, said that to build a prosperous nation, it is necessary to invest in youths, who make huge contributions to the development of a country.
He noted that the entrepreneurship programme was organised to support young entrepreneurs, who are in the tertiary institutions struggling to survive with their businesses, explaining that the agency is much concerned about the future of the younger generation, by addressing employability and helping them to find usefulness in what they do.
Owonikoko said it was high time varsities provided platforms for young entrepreneurs in schools to develop necessary skills and knowledge.
In his remarks, the Project Coordinator, Boboye Adeniji, implored the government to put in place policies that would be beneficial to small scale businesses.
The Programme Officer for the training, Allen Abu, explained participants were trained on business strategy, branding, digital marketing, among others.
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