By VICTOR NZE
AIICO Insurance Plc has launched a free Entrepreneurship Development Programme geared towards empowering Nigerians with the requisite knowledge and skills for entrepreneurship, as well as employment generation, poverty reduction and economic growth.
A statement by the Head, Strategic Marketing & Communications Department of AIICO, Atinuke Jose, said the CSR scheme is open to individuals ‘who desire to have the freedom to pursue their own vision; become their own bosses; have flexible lifestyle and potentials for alternate sources of income beyond salary.’
“While entrepreneurial opportunities are hanging low, not everyone is able to spot them and only few succeed in leveraging them. The programme helps to spot new business opportunities in Nigeria today and guides on dos and don’ts of succeeding. It is based on cutting edge information, tools and concepts of entrepreneurship,” the company said.
Commenting, Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Babatunde Fajemirokun said: “Nigerians with entrepreneurial potentials and dreams of self-reliance can now take advantage of the programme to gain momentum and become viable, irrespective of challenges. We want to help them to see opportunities around them and equip them with the knowledge and skill to make the most of it, profitably. We have the manpower and have made adequate provisions to ensure the continuity of this programme.”
The statement urged interested individuals to visit www.aiicoplc.com/index.php/entrepreneurship to sign up.
“Certificates shall be issued to participants upon successful completion,” AIICO said.