Nigerian Programme Trains More Than 1,000 Young Entrepreneurs

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As part of the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Programme (YAGEP) and the Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP), the government of Nigeria will train 1,345 entrepreneurs. In conjunction, the government also offers micro-credit schemes and a Production and Processing Support Programme (PPSP) for agro-industry.

Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, who is the governor of Delta State, launched this “Job and Wealth Creation Scheme” in order to “create jobs and wealth, diversify the economy, engage youths in productive enterprises, nurture entrepreneurs and leaders, and promote communal peace and security.”

The training includes both entrepreneurial theory and practical activities within existing companies. Trainees can than participate in apprenticeships and internships. Once participants complete their intensive business and entrepreneurial training, they will receive “starter packs” for their own businesses. Mentoring and technology-based monitoring throughout the 3-6 month course encourages retention.

Those who applied, but were not accepted to this round will have the opportunity to join subsequent training programmes.

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