NNPC Foundation Empowers 2,659 NYSC Members with Entrepreneurial Opportunities

By Joke Kujenya

WITH MOVES aimed at fostering economic empowerment among Nigerian youths, the NNPC Foundation has selected 2,659 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to advance to the final phase of its Business Pitching Exercise.

Scheduled from July 2nd to 10th, 2024, this initiative is part of the NNPC Foundation’s broader effort to enhance financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills among young graduates across Nigeria.

Led by Mrs. Emmanuella Arukwe, Managing Director of NNPC Foundation, the selection process focused on evaluating the feasibility, market relevance, innovation, scalability, and potential community impact of business ideas presented by corps members.

“These 2,659 individuals have been identified as ready to present their business ideas to a distinguished panel of assessors,” Arukwe affirmed.

The NNPC Foundation’s Financial Literacy Programme aims to equip Nigerian youths with essential skills for personal and professional development, emphasizing financial management and entrepreneurial spirit. By empowering corps members to create sustainable business ventures, the program seeks to positively impact Nigeria’s economic landscape.

During the pitching exercise, standout projects will receive valuable support including startup packs, business advisory services, and opportunities for further expansion.

In a related initiative, the NNPC Foundation has facilitated a 50% reduction in the registration fees for corps members’ businesses with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

As NNPC Limited’s Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the NNPC Foundation continues to play a pivotal role in promoting youth empowerment, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development across Nigeria.

At JKNewsMedia, our dedication to delivering reliable news and insightful information to our cherished readers remains unwavering. Every day, we strive to provide you with top-notch content that informs and enlightens. By donating to JKNewsMedia, you directly contribute to our mission of delivering quality journalism that empowers and informs. Your support fuels our commitment to bringing you the latest updates and in-depth analysis. Let's continue to uphold the highest standards of journalism and serve our community with integrity and dedication. Thank you for being a part of the JKNewsMedia family and for your ongoing support.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *