The Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI), in collaboration with america Consulate Normal, Lagos, has outfitted younger entrepreneurs from Nigerian tertiary establishments with the talents to thrive within the enterprise world.
Over the previous three months, college students from numerous universities and polytechnics have participated in an intensive coaching program which started in August. Throughout this initiative, they have been uncovered to invaluable management and entrepreneurship expertise from consultants in numerous fields. This system culminated with a mentoring occasion held in Ikoyi.
Olusola Owonikoko, President of CYFI, burdened the significance of investing in Nigerian youth, highlighting their contributions to the event of the nation. He mentioned “the entrepreneurship program has been particularly designed to assist younger entrepreneurs navigate the challenges of sustaining their companies in immediately’s financial panorama.”
Owonikoko, expressing deep concern for the way forward for the youthful technology, burdened the significance of addressing employability points to assist them discover goal of their actions. He additionally advocated for universities to create platforms for younger entrepreneurs to develop important expertise and information.
“I believe that these days each college ought to have a expertise and entrepreneurship middle, as a result of personally, I began my entrepreneurship from my college years, however sadly we didn’t obtain any help. Universities ought to begin trying past the standard academic mannequin in direction of a futuristic mannequin that promotes entrepreneurial pondering and modern approaches to issues,” he mentioned.
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Additionally on the occasion, Boboye Adeniji, mission coordinator of the programme, known as on the federal government to implement insurance policies conducive to the expansion of small companies. He highlighted this system’s essential give attention to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the goal of bettering their sustainability and profitability.
Adeniji mentioned: “Our focus has all the time been on SMEs to make sure they develop into extra sustainable and worthwhile. Till we obtain this, we will be unable to create wealth or successfully remedy Nigeria’s issues, given their sheer quantity. Empowering them to comprehend their full potential will considerably cut back the unemployment price, as they may then have the ability to present employment for one or two folks.”
Allen Abu, Program Supervisor liable for Entrepreneurship Coaching, shared his views on the coaching content material. He revealed that the individuals acquired complete coaching on enterprise technique, branding, digital advertising and numerous different important subjects.