APPLY for the 2016 Ogoni LiveWIRE Nigeria programme

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the NNPC/Shell/Total/Agip Joint Venture (SPDC JV) announces the commencement of the 2016 LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme specifically targeted at youths in Ogoniland.

LiveWIRE is a youth enterprise development programme supported by the SPDC JV. The programme aims to inspire, encourage and support young entrepreneurs aged 18-35 to start their own businesses through the provision of training and startup finance.

The LiveWIRE programme objectives are to:
• Enable youths to establish businesses by providing business planning and management skills through the ‘Become a Successful Business Owner Course’.
• Provide business startup grants for candidates with the best business plans.
• Link successful candidates to third parties like banks, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and allied financial institutions.
• Provide a volunteer mentoring programme for successful candidates.

Programme content

• Pre-startup:- Value and Organise Yourself (VOY)
• Bright Ideas workshop
• Business Planning & Management (Become a Successful Business Owner)
• Business Startup (How to access finance & technology)
• Post startup (Mentoring, Incubation, Market linkages)

Applications eligibility

Male and female applicants who are indigenes of communities in the following 4 Ogoni LGAs in Rivers State: Eleme, Tai, Gokana, and Khana aged between 18-35;
• Must possess a university degree or HND
• Must possess the NYSC discharge certificate or certificate of exemption;
• Must be resident in Rivers State;
• Must have an innovative business idea; and
• Must desire to own and manage a business.

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