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Cross River fund empowers youth

17 December 2013, 10:46Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Cross River State Government has established an enterprise fund to empower youth in the region.

This has been established by dedicating 1 percent of every income that comes into the State to the Youth Enterprise Fund account domiciled under the State Microfinance and Enterprise Development Agency.

The Executive Governor of Cross River State and Founder of The Bridge Leadership Foundation, Senator Liyel Imoke, revealed the development at the closing ceremony of the Foundation’s Graduate Employability Training held in Calabar.

The governor encouraged young people to come up with bankable ideas and take advantage of available resources in the state by aligning their interests with growth minded organizations such as The Bridge Leadership Foundation, Cross River State Microfinance Enterprise Development Agency and the Central Bank of Nigeria Enterprise Development Centre.

Programmes Officer of the Foundation, Esther Eshiet stated, “Our conviction in implementing the second edition of the Graduate Employability training is based on our dedication towards the enhancement of effectiveness of Nigerian graduates; the testimonials from our first batch of this training has proven that young people can lead themselves and others if provided the right support and skills.”

The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF), founded in 2011, is committed to building generations of young people educated to become compassionate, entrepreneurial and engaged citizens who are empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and for making a difference in the world.

– CAJ News


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