A cross-section of young entrepreneurs in Akwa Ibom State was today presented with work tools and items to aid their respective entrepreneurial activities in the Project-Based Assistance(PBA) scheme of the Akwa Ibom State Youths Entrepreneurial Development Programme.
The beneficiaries were exhilarant as they received the items in a brief presentation event at the Directorate of Marketing and Brand Management, Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo. The items presented to the beneficiaries include: generating sets, washing machines, industrial sewing machines, clutch motor, bundles of quality Ankara materials, and a hand mixer (soap-making machine).
Presenting the items, the Programmes Coordinator at the Directorate of Marketing and Brand Management, Mr. Brian Ekwere said that the Project-Based Assistance Scheme was designed under the Akwa Ibom State Entrepreneurial Development Programme to Identify basic needs in the day to day running of Participants’ entrepreneurial activities and offer needed support.
Ekwere stressed that this model ensures that aid and succor get to actual entrepreneurs who need them.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr. Kuyik Napoleon thanked the State Governor Mr. Udom Emmanuel for his wisdom in initiating the Akwa Ibom State Youths Entrepreneurial Development Programme which he said has become a viable tool for training, mentoring, and assisting young entrepreneurs in the State.
He advised youths and young entrepreneurs to key into the programme as it is an opportunity for them to rise up and live their dreams.