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Foundation supports 100 micro businesses


tO enhance entreprene­urship among Nigerians, the Gbenga Aiyeremi Foundation has unveiled plans to support 100 micro businesses in the country with N100m grant each for the beneficiar­ies.

A statement said while speaking on the initiative, the Founder of GAF, Mr Gbenga Aiyeremi, said nothing stresses an operator more than the lack of fund.

He said “Being our maiden edition, our budget for now can only support a provision of N100,000 for 100 entreprene­urs.

“We are focusing on micro businesses, where we believe that such amount will have the most impact. We hope to make this a yearly support for the ecosystem.

“I strongly believe, the success of this first edition will help attract more funds to support more entreprene­urs.”

He disclosed that the scheme is part of activities to mark his 40th birthday and years of working in the entreprene­urship space.

Those who would benefit from the initiative, he said include operators in branding, data science, graphics design, digital entreprene­urship, business analysis, strategic HR analytics and frontend web developmen­t.

“I am starting the Gbenga Aiyeremi Foundation with the sole purpose of supporting micro entreprene­urs in form of grant, skill acquisitio­n and mentorship,” he said.

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