APPLY: Group unveils ‘youth business plan competition’ in honor of Osinbajo


Friends of Prof, a group, unveiled the third edition of its March 8 initiative, a project created in honor of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The initiative is part of activities marking Osinbajo’s birthday – the vice president recorded 65 points on March 8.

According to a statement signed by Nduka Enweliku, the initiative’s project coordinator, the 2022 edition will focus on funding young entrepreneurs’ business ideas.

“Last year, Friends of the Professor, as part of the March 8 Initiative, identified and honored healthcare workers who have demonstrated compassion, diligence, hard work and professionalism in the performing their duties in an extremely difficult period caused by the pandemic. Thirty-four health workers from across the country have received a grant of N1 million each,” the statement said.

“This year’s edition will focus on entrepreneurship and education with a project called: “Project 774”, designed to find promising young entrepreneurs in all regions of the country for funding and promotion.

“By running a community-focused business plan competition, the initiative will ask young people – all between the ages of 18 and 35 – to identify the particular benefits of their resident local government areas and come up with a clear proposal on business strategies to leverage benefits and spark widespread growth.

“Two winners from each council will receive a grant of N100,000 to implement the ideas, a unique opportunity, possibly the first of its kind, which promotes civic responsibility and an innovative approach to problem solving, particularly at the local level.

“From March 8 and until March 30, applications are to be submitted on a dedicated website.

Interested young people can apply here.

The group added that for its education and classroom project, it has “partnered with leading Edutech and learning solutions company, Codextel Limited, to deploy its revolutionary product,” The Codex Learning Solution “, for the provision of free and tailor-made courses. , curriculum-based lessons in core subjects, including English and math, to school children across the country.”


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