In an initiative supported by the United States Consulate General in Lagos, the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) has equipped young entrepreneurs from universities and polytechnics across Nigeria with essential skills to bolster their businesses.
The three-month training program, which commenced in August, featured expert-led sessions on leadership and entrepreneurship. President of CYFI, Olusola Owonikoko, stressed the significance of investing in the youth, highlighting their pivotal role in a nation’s development.
The program specifically aims to aid young entrepreneurs within tertiary institutions, recognizing their dedication to their businesses. Owonikoko emphasized the need for universities to offer platforms for budding entrepreneurs to cultivate vital skills and knowledge.
Project Coordinator, Boboye Adeniji, called on the government to implement policies favoring small-scale businesses. Allen Abu, Program Officer for the training, outlined that participants received comprehensive training in crucial areas such as business strategy, branding, and digital marketing. This initiative strives to empower young entrepreneurs, enabling them to not only survive but thrive in their business ventures.