Corpreneur: More corps members benefit 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, according to him, aims to provide financial assistance to more than a hundred corps members who have completed the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme “with the goal of promoting entrepreneurship and self-employment.”

Emphasising the importance of transitioning from skill acquisition to active entrepreneurship, the minister noted the collaborative efforts with the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and MSMEs, Mr. Temitope Adekunle-Johnson.

He also lauded Wema Bank for its additional funding, showcasing a strong partnership aimed at fostering business skills among Nigerian youth.

In a press release by the director, press and public relations, Omolre Esan, the minister revealed that “over 100 outstanding corps members from various skill sets, who have emerged from the SAED programme in the on-going 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 had acquired, while providing them with the necessary support and resources to create employment opportunities and contribute to economic growth.