As part of its strategy to foster economic growth, the Nigerian government has revealed its ambition to diversify its income streams by focusing on the development of the less active sectors of the economy. Areas of priority are manufacturing, trade, agriculture, non-extractive industries, creative industries, mining etc.
If you have an idea, product, plan or already existing solution that can transform and accelerate growth in these areas we would love to hear from you.
Send us your pitch in 450 words or less demonstrating how your idea or existing business / solution impacts on economic growth and results in job creation.
(Please use the space provided below).
The essay should be 450 words or less
Incorporate your business idea / product / solution that you would like to develop into your story line.
Ensure you fill out the personal information section of the form carefully and read through the rules and regulations below and sign the form as required at the end of the application.
Deadline for submission: 9 February 2016 Please complete your essay in the space provided below. Entries submitted after the given deadline will not be accepted.*
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Important information that you should read and understand before signing this application form
Anyone applying for this competition should be aware of the following:
(i) General information: All applicants should:
Be between 18 to 35 years of age at the time of submission the first task.
Have good English language skills
Be Nigerian citizens (with a Nigerian passport) resident in Nigeria. Passport should at least be valid till December 2016.
(ii) Application: your application (including anything you add at interview or afterwards) should be accurate, not omit any facts that are relevant and not be misleading. If we find that there are significant errors or omissions in the information you have supplied to us in the course of your application all prizes won will be withdrawn.
(iii) Selection: the selection process will be fair. No applicant will have, or should seek or accept, any unfair advantage. No member of the British Council or its partner institutions will unfairly promote or disadvantage the interests of any applicant. If we find that you have secured an unfair advantage in the selection process we reserve the right to withdraw our offer.
(iv) Entry clearance: you must tell us when you apply if there is anything (such as previous convictions or associations with terrorist organisations) that may be an impediment to securing a visa or entry clearance to study in the UK. If we find that we cannot provide you with a visa for any reason then we will withdraw our offer.
(v)Tickets and Travel
All competition participants must have valid Nigerian passports. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months after any proposed travel date.
All flight bookings under this agreement must be made at least 1 month before any intended travel date.
All flights & proposed travel dates are subject to availability at the time of booking.
Maximum stay at destination stipulated is 3 months from the date of ticket issuance.
Tickets are valid either to UK only (London, Aberdeen, Manchester and Edinburgh) (in the case of the participants based in Nigeria) or to Lagos or London (as the case may be) (in the case of participants based in the UK). Tickets cannot be utilized for travel to any other Virgin Atlantic destination. Any onward transportation from the above destinations is at the passenger’s own expense.
All tickets will be valid for period of one year from the date of issue.
All travel must be completed by 31 October 2016. Availability is very limited during school and public holidays, and is subject to seat availability in the applicable class.
Virgin will be responsible for airline taxes.
Passengers will abide and be subject to Virgin’s published terms and conditions of carriage, which are available from any Virgin office.
Tickets may only be utilized by the person or nominated partner where applicable. Tickets cannot be sold for monetary gain or transferred.
No cash refunds will be given in place of these tickets.
Lounge passes and upgrades will not be permitted with these tickets during the specified travel period
To apply and for more information click HERE