Wife of Lagos State governor, Bolanle Ambode, Nnamdi Ezeigbo, founder/CEO, Slot Systems Limited, and Adebola Williams, co-founder, Red Media Africa, are making a case at the Youth & Women Empowerment Summit for wealth creation and entrepreneurship development of Nigerian youths as a means of employment generation, economic growth and development in the wake of growing unemployment.
The event billed to hold at NECA Event Centre, Lagos on March 16, with the theme “Youths & Women Empowerment, a Tool for Sustainable Development,” is aimed at creating business networking platforms and investment opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as deepening financial inclusion by de-risking young aspiring entrepreneurs by making them eligible for small business loans to grow their business.
Chris Kohol, national president, Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN), says the summit is set to empower 1,000 youths and women entrepreneurs with free business websites development, a year domain hosting and design services, which are valued over N50 million.
With its headquarters in Lagos and 37 state chapters including Abuja, Kohol says the entrepreneurial organisation is currently working with government agencies, spirited individuals, local and international donors to enhance youth entrepreneurship development in Nigeria to boost economic growth and create employment for teeming Nigerian youths.
“The Summit will host over 1000 delegates across the country. YEN will empower young entrepreneurs and women with the right business capacity, networking opportunities, funding insights, and donation of 1000 professional business website/domain name registration and web hosting services for free. This conscious effort is to help grow and support aspiring young entrepreneurs and women in the SME sector in Nigeria to boost their business and generate more revenue with technology,” Kohol adds.
Other dignitaries that will be speaking at the event include Audrey Joe-Ezegbo, co-founder, Falcon Corporation, Akin Oyebode, executive secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, Juliet Ehimuan, country manager, Google Nigeria, Muna Onuzo, founder, Gazzelle Academy, Otto Oramdam, founder, Slum2School, and Ayo Ayodeji of HostNowNow.
Admission to the Summit is free for Nigerian youths and women. All youths and women to register for the Summit to enable them gain access to free mentorship, business workshop, networking sessions, business tools etc. at YAWEC2017. Limited slots available, visit www.yen.org.ng/yawec2017 to register now for seat reservation.