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Initiative to empower Nigerian youths

Initiative to empower Nigerian youths
Rísé Initiative, an innovative marketplace for sourcing blue-collar businesses in Nigeria, has announced plans to empower 36m Nigerians in the coming months.

During the launch in Lagos, the Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Olawunmi Akalusi, said that the programme sought to address the increasing youth unemployment and lack of startup capital by ‘Equipping the Nigerian youths with the necessary skills and knowledge to start and manage their own businesses’.Akalusi said, “The programme will transform 36 million youths across Nigeria, building their capacity through intensive training and internships; thereafter, listing them on the rise.Related News Youths'll determine next president - Ekiti Reps candidate Explore bigger opportunities with technology, Buhari urges youths Youths are seizing the moment Akalusi said, “The one million applicants will be trained in five batches per state bi-annually.5th August 2022 File copy: Nigerian youths 5th August 2022 Rísé Initiative, an innovative marketplace for sourcing blue-collar businesses in Nigeria, has announced plans to empower 36m Nigerians in the coming months.

“This is in a bid to bridge the supply gap and introduce professionalism to the informal sector, promote self-employment among Nigerian youths making them viable assets to the country’s economy, leverage world-class information based on partnerships to birth world-class businesses with world-class propositions in Nigeria and increase productivity in local content and means of earning foreign exchange.The Lagos State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Samuel Egube, described Rísé.

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