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FG begins skills acquisition for budding entrepreneurs in Southwest


PREMIER Hub Innovation Centre, the Southwest Coordinator of National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), has urged budding entrepreneurs to key into the programme scheduled to end on March 30.

The centre’s Spokesperson, Kome Brown, said in a statement on Friday in Lagos that the programme, under the Office the Vice President, was limited to upcoming entrepreneurs in the Southwest zone.

Brown said that the programme was established to fast-track industrialization in Nigeria by providing training and mentorship for a wide range of technology-enabled skills while empowering Nigerian Youths for entrepreneurship.

According to her, the programme, which is the second in its series in the Southwest, is to redefine the entrepreneurs’ product, achieve product-market fit and acquire new customers for the entrepreneurs.

She said that under the second series, budding entrepreneurs with business ideas that could transform the agricultural, manufacturing, ICT, FinTech and Health sectors of the economy would get an added advantage.

She said that such entrepreneurs could apply through, adding that the entrepreneurs’ offices must be located within the six states in the Southwest.

It would recall that at the end of the boot camp of the progamme in 2018, over 73 entrepreneurs were trained while 10 start-ups were funded in the first edition.

Life pro Mills, a food manufacturing start up that is upscaling the potentials of cheap sources of vital organic nutrients through their flagship product Hiru (deodorised locust bean) emerged the overall winner of the 10 start-ups.
The firm won the N2.5 million grant at the event. The other top 9 start-ups are SmartTeller, Viamove, Momma’s bay, Agrimax, Agroconnect, Trusmart, Hikrz, Techbionics and Bubbue .

They were provided the opportunity to pitch their businesses to local and international investors for possible investment as well as exhibit their products for purchase. (NAN)

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