Corpreneur: More corps members benefit from CSI in Lagos, Kano, Kaduna 

The Minister of State for Youth Development, Ayodele Olawande, has extended the reach of the Corpreneur Support Initiative (CSI) to benefit corps members in Lagos, Kano, and Kaduna.

During his visit to the NYSC camp in Karaye, Kano, he unveiled the initiative, which aims to provide financial assistance to more than a hundred corps members who have completed the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme, with the goal of promoting entrepreneurship and self-employment.

Stating the importance of transitioning from skill acquisition to active entrepreneurship, the minister highlighted collaborative efforts with the Senior Special Assistant to the president on job creation and MSMEs, Mr. Temitope Adekunle-Johnson.

“In a press release by the director, Press and Public Relations, Omolre Esan, the minister stated that over a hundred outstanding corps members from various skill sets, who have emerged from the SAED program in the ongoing Batch A Stream 2 Orientation Course of the NYSC, would receive varying amounts of financial support to kick-start their businesses.

He urged the youth to leverage the skills they have acquired, while providing them with the necessary support and resources to create employment opportunities and contribute to economic growth.

Implemented in partnership with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and MSMEs, led by Mr. Temitope Adekunle-Johnson, the Corpreneur Support Initiative (CSI) also involves Wema Bank providing additional funding to corps entrepreneurs who require more capital injection into their businesses.

This initiative reflects a strategic move under the Renewed Hope Agenda to empower young Nigerians to transition from skill acquisition to successful entrepreneurship.