Nigerian president launches entrepreneurship platform

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Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has announced the launch of an online portal to bring together information from all the government’s youth training and entrepreneurship programmes.

The Nigeria Youth Entrepreneurship Network (NYENET) platform is aimed at making information on government programmes easily accessible and accelerating the development of entrepreneurs.

“This one-stop portal that will enhance government’s ability to reach out to the young,” Jonathan said.

The portal is a public private partnership between the government and the Anabel Group, which runs the Empower Nigeria Initiative.

“NYENET.com, is designed to provide disadvantaged groups in society such as young people and women a direct link to entrepreneurship and empowerment programmes supported by sponsors such as the federal, state and local Governments as well as sponsors from the private sector,” the partners said.

The platform will also give aspiring entrepreneurs the ability to apply online for entrepreneurship and empowerment programmes.

“NYENET is all about support for the young entrepreneur as well as about providing the most important elements a young man or woman needs to be successful in business,” the partners said.

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