Fidelity Bank, Gazelle drill 500 youths on entrepreneurial skills
Leading money deposit bank, Fidelity Bank Plc, has joined hands with Gazelle Academy and Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi to begin the empowerment of 500 youths with entrepreneurial skills.
The bank said the scheme which is part of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, is strategically aimed at equipping Nigerian youths with skills and capabilities needed to take advantage of available opportunities to drive socio-economic development.
Addressing participants during the launch of the five-day empowerment programme held in Kebbi State, the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Nnamdi Okonkwo, pointed out that the programme seeks to empower the Polytechnic community by creating a new generation of business owners among students.
Fidelity bank boss, represented by Branch Leader, Sokoto Strategic Business Unit of the bank, Abdulrahman Ibrahim, said the programme was designed to promote Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
He noted that the empowerment is designed to stimulate growth by encouraging students from the tertiary institution to become self-reliant in different aspects of entrepreneurship, adding that “students will receive requisite training in various stages by the consultants throughout the duration of the exercise”.
Key focus pof the training include fish farming, tailoring, stoning, makeup and bread making; will equip students with knowledge and first-hand experience of the vocational skills.
It would be recalled that the maiden edition of the programme was held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State.