Entrepreneurship: Ikpeazu launches start-up assist program for younger Abians

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, on Friday, launched an entrepreneurship assist program for younger Abians.

The initiative is for Abia youths with progressive concepts however want minimal monetary assist to actualize their initiatives.

The Governor was represented by his Chief of Employees, Dr. ACB Agbazuere through the presentation of funds to Chukwudike Okorafor, the primary beneficiary of the programme from Umunneochi Native Authorities Space.

In keeping with him, “We hope to make use of this program to lift not less than 24 entrepreneurs throughout the subsequent two years, with one winner rising each month for the subsequent two years.

“It has at all times been our dream to strategy empowerment from a unique perspective quite than the standard technique of giving Keke NAPEP to graduates as empowerment.

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“We need to assist concepts as a result of it’s what guidelines the world and I do know there are various younger Abians with good concepts we will assist so long as they meet our standards”.

He directed the state Commissioner for Data to arrange an acceptable platform for these with good entrepreneurial concepts, throughout the price range of this system, to take part in a month-to-month competitors with one of the best rising as winner.

The State Commissioner for Data, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, acknowledged {that a} staff made up of the Chief of Employees to the Governor, Commissioner for Science and Expertise, Mrs Ijeoma Ogbonna and DG BCA will choose the winners each month and known as on younger Abians who’re resident within the state to submit their proposals to his workplace in sealed envelopes for consideration.

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In keeping with him, “Whereas the primary winner emerged from the agric sector, this system is open to all areas of entrepreneurship so long as the proposal may be funded throughout the month-to-month a million naira restrict.

“All you should qualify is to be a younger Abian that’s resident within the State and has good concepts that may be supported to yield good outcomes.”

He mentioned that the start-up fund is non refundable however has a monitoring staff that features the related council Chairman that may be sure that the cash is used for the acknowledged function.

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