- Nigerians with ideas on how to improve the lives of youths in the south-south have been asked to indicate interest for sponsorship
- The United States says it is willing to fund the programme
- Interested individuals have been asked to submit a proposal detailing how they will organise the programme
The United States has announced plans to sponsor Nigerians that can come up with a programme aimed at improving the lives of youths in the south-south geopolitical zone.
The disclosure was made by the US embassy in Nigeria, which said interested individuals should submit a proposal detailing how they would organise the programme.
The embassy wrote on its official Facebook page: "Consulate General Lagos Public Affairs Section announces a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in applying for funding to implement a youth-oriented program focused on the South-South region of Nigeria.
"Organizations should submit a proposal detailing how they would organize a program involving youth or youth leaders in the region.
"Overall, the intent must be to promote peace and reconciliation by involving youth in capacity-building training that they can then share with other youth in their communities.
"The deadline for the receipt of applications for funding is July 30, 2020. All applications will be reviewed by the Consulate Grants Committee. Final determinations will be issued by August 30, 2020."
Legit.ng previously reported that the United States of America announced plans to assist Nigerians who had good ideas that could better their immediate environment.
The US made this gesture known in a statement posted on its social media page, asking Nigerians who have good ideas that can help their communities to apply.
The US said the gesture was part of the special self-help programmes in Nigeria by the country's ambassador.
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Olabisi Olaniran is among Nigerians with rare abilities as he is able to speak eight languages which include Yoruba, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German and Chinese.
David Ayodeji J on LinkedIn wrote on the social media platform: "He also has a smattering notion of Igbo, Hausa and Arabic."
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