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Business News of Tuesday, 19 September 2023


IHS trains youths in SMEs management


IHS Nigeria has completed its training programme for over 25 young individuals in the Yaba Local Government area, as part of its ‘IHS Project Empower’ initiative.

This effort was designed to empower them with the skills needed to establish small-scale businesses.

The event recently took place at Yaba LCDA in Lagos.

In his keynote address, the Associate Director, Government Relations HIS Nigeria Limited, Bond Abbe, said, “Based on our belief that entrepreneurship drives a nation’s growth, we have developed the HIS Project Empower, as one of our sustainability initiatives, to serve as proof of our unwavering commitment to nurturing entrepreneurial spirit for the betterment of our nation which is in alignment with one of our sustainability pillars, education and economic growth.

“Our main aim is to create an environment where entrepreneurship can thrive through acquisition training, funding, mentorship, and support to help young adults turn their ideas into successful businesses through the IHS Project Empower.”

According to him, the empowerment programme had provided training to over 2,929 young entrepreneurs and innovators, offered grants to 95 young entrepreneurs in 13 states of Nigeria, and, as a result, created 768 new jobs.

He added that this had positively impacted the lives of over 701,688 people across Nigeria.