The Punch

Group begins youth empowermen­t

- Adepeju Adenuga

Zigzag Nation has commenced its empowermen­t programme for Nigerian youths, focused on skills developmen­t and job creation.

According to a statement by the organisati­on on Tuesday, the initiative is an empowermen­t programme for Nigerian youths focusing on job creation and selfemploy­ment.

Speaking on the initiative, the Chairman, Zigzag Nation, Mr Obafemi Amu, said, “in line with its Afrocentri­c stance, the empowermen­t programme will subsequent­ly be open to African youths as Zigzag nation embodies a cross-pollinatio­n of different African people of positive vibrations under one nation.

“Though global in outlook and orientatio­n, the Zigzag Nation remains, for now, an African platform for people of different cultures to showcase their talents.”

Amu added that a 9mobile phone number would be assigned to each prospect who will, in turn, visit any 9mobile centre to activate the phone number, with a SIM card including special benefits such as unlimited calls to all members, 1.5gb data and twoway authentica­tion for security purpose.

Amu said, “After the activation, the prospectiv­e beneficiar­y will be expected to set up his Zigzag passport, which gives access to many financial benefits.

“The focus group of beneficiar­ies remains the youths under the broad category of students, merchants, artisans, workers and a host of others.

“Every active prospect will set up a personal savings account with his group of six to twenty persons he attracted to Zigzag Nation.

“On full commenceme­nt, each group of prospectiv­e beneficiar­ies will set up their savings group chat box showing all members and their status, total amount pooled, and access to borrowing funds in less than one minute.”

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