In a promising initiative, 10,000 young women aged 18 to 35 have been chosen to partake in a collaborative effort between Akwa Ibom State Government and Lagos-based Enterprise Development Centre. This program aims to equip them with vital entrepreneurial skills and resources to establish thriving Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.
The landmark partnership, formally sealed under the Ibom Leadership and Entrepreneurial Development (Ibom-LED) Program, signifies a significant stride towards empowering young women in business.
Governor Pastor Umo Eno, elated with the development, emphasized the state’s commitment to realizing the program’s objectives. He stressed the importance of not only providing capital but also offering training and knowledge essential for sustainable business ventures.
The Ibom-LED initiative, under Pastor Imo-Abasi Jacob’s stewardship, collaborates with the Enterprise Development Centre, an esteemed arm of the Pan Atlantic University. This alliance promises to foster a new generation of skilled entrepreneurs in Akwa Ibom.
Nnenna Ugwu, representing the EDC, praised the government’s dedication to human capital development. She unveiled that the program, launched in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, targets young women already engaged in business and aspiring to elevate their ventures.