NGO to em­power youth with seed money

Daily Trust - - JOBS & CAREERS - Text by Ba­mas Vic­to­ria @Ba­masVic­to­ria

The Ini­tia­tive for En­trepreneur­ship and Tal­ent Ad­vance­ment (IETA), a non­govern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion said it will em­power one mil­lion youth on be­ing self-em­ployed.

The Pres­i­dent, Amb. Pax Joel, in a state­ment said, “IETA is set to em­power the youth both in pro­vid­ing skill ac­qui­si­tion pro­grammes and funds.

“The or­ga­ni­za­tion will give loans to the youth to en­able them to start or con­tinue their en­ter­prises in ar­eas where they have com­par­a­tive ad­van­tages. This is in re­sponse to gov­ern­ment’s ini­tia­tive on en­trepreneur­ship and job cre­ation by which the or­gan­i­sa­tion will en­sure steady train­ing and em­pow­er­ment of the youth,’’ he said.

He stressed the need to em­power the youth to be change agents and to let them de­velop their own ideas to ef­fec­tively make de­ci­sions.

Joel said that the or­gan­i­sa­tion had re­cently pre­sented a pub­lic in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion in Abuja to the youth on the need to key into some com­mer­cial ac­tiv­i­ties.

He said high­lights of the ses­sion in­cluded the pre­sen­ta­tion of Swiss golden Team, a plat­form in­tended to ex­pose the youth to meth­ods of mak­ing ex­tra fund to sup­port their en­tre­pre­neur­ial ac­tiv­i­ties.

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