As part his drive for startups, leading African entrepreneur and President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has taken time to do a step-by-step analysis on how to begin and run a small business.
The tailor made article is planned for publication in the next edition of Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria Connect (YouWin).
A statement signed by the Project Director, Mr. Dennis Chukwu, disclosed that the article which will focus on ‘starting small’ will also be made available to other leading media for use to boost penetration of the message amongst beginners in businesses.
Dangote had in an interview hinted that “I have always had a passion for business. As a child, I remember trading in confectionaries among my classmates and as I grew older, I gathered business experience working with my uncle.”
Chukwu averred that the article, which will be published under the “YouWiN! Connect Academy” section, also shared vital success and motivational tips for entrepreneurs.
Earlier, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, had described Dangote’s interest and involvement in the enterprise education initiative of the ministry as a watershed moment for the programme.
According to Adeosun, “There’s no better way to help entrepreneurs succeed than to have icons like Dangote share their personal success stories with them through an increasingly valuable platform like YouWiN! Connect. This is why the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration reaffirmed its commitment to the project in its enhanced form.”