- Three corpers have been rewarded with a cash sum of N1.5million for participating in AMCON's Business Plan contest
- The programme according to AMCON was aimed at establishing and empowering corps members to grow their entrepreneurial skills and actualize their dreams
- Meanwhile, the winners were selected from fifteen contestants who participated in the maiden edition of the programme
The programme by AMCON was an entrepreneurship and empowerment programme designed for Corps Members.
The programme tagged the “Managing Director’s Annual NYSC Entrepreneurship Competition”, involves business plan contest among Corps Members serving in the organisation.
At the end of the maiden edition of the initiative, three of the fifteen contestants came tops and were presented cheques of five hundred thousand naira each at a ceremony held at AMCON’s office in Abuja, PRNigeria reported.
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They are Joanna Jewel Adamu (FC/21A/1265), Umar Aliyu Gosta (FC/21A/1251) and Abdulsamad Saidu Usman (FC/21A/1046) whose proposals were about online art and fashion business; poultry production; and technological innovation respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, the Managing Director of AMCON, Alhaji Ahmed Lawan Kuru noted the high rate of graduate unemployment, and the need for stakeholders to work towards steering the mindset of the youths from that of seeking white-collar jobs to that of entrepreneurial engagement.
The Empowerment Programmes by AMCON and FG
The MD, who lauded the various empowerment programmes of the federal government, particularly added his voice to the advocacy for the incorporation of functional entrepreneurship training into the nation’s education curriculum.
He further stated that asides the winners, many of the other competitors came up with excellent business ideas, adding that the latter group will also be supported with some tokens.
The MD expressed determination not only to sustain the programme but also to increase the number of winners in subsequent editions.
The NYSC DG's Address
In his address, the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the Scheme had been assiduous in the implementation of its Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme (SAED), adding that many ex-trainees of the programme were now owners of flourishing businesses.
The Director-General congratulated the winners of the competition and enjoined them to make judicious utilization of the funds given to them.
Speaking on behalf of her colleagues, one of the winners, Joana Jewel Adamu, thanked AMCON for availing them of the opportunity for empowerment, which she described as life-changing.
She assured that they would justify the confidence reposed in them through judicious utilization of the funds.
UNILAG student bags the only first-class in her class
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a Nigerian lady has celebrated bagging the only first-class in her class.
Olajumoke while sharing a photo of her graduating degree grade described her success as evidence of years of hard work, consistency and dedication. The brilliant scholar revealed that she bagged the only first-class in her class of 400 students.
While stating that she was scared before her final exams, Olajumoke appreciated God for the eventual success of the program.
Source: Legit Newspaper