To help reduce unemployment in the South-West region, CONNAK Foundation has trained 150 graduates in entrepreneurship.
The participants in the one-week boot camp, held in Osogbo, Osun State, were drawn from the six states in the region.
The General Manager of CONNAK Foundation, Rosemary Etsiame, noted that the participants were taught different modules on financial management, ethics, and business acumen.
She added that after the training, the participants were expected to develop business plans that would be rated and the best among them would be selected and supported.
She further said, “We understand that most of the graduates have learnt some business skills in school but that is not enough needed skills. It is said that in Nigeria, start-up ventures fold up after about two years. That usually happens because the operators are not grounded in the financial management to keep their business afloat.
“The participants are pitching their business plans now, which we are going to evaluate, and the best business ideas will be picked.”
According to Etsiame, that was the foundation’s way of contributing to the Nigerian economy.
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