Access Bank Provides N15m Grant To Business-Oriented NYSC Members
The management of Access Bank Plc has honoured serving corps members, with over N15 million in the third edition of its youth business challenge competition, Accesspreneur.
The special event, which was held across five states of the country, produced five top winners who won N1million each while others were honoured with consolation cash prizes totaling N10 million, during the final business pitch.
The third edition of the contest for NYSC 2021 Batch A Stream II orientation course, took place simultaneously across five NYSC camps in Abuja, Osun, Enugu, Nassarawa and Rivers States.
Winners of the N1 million star prize are Esangbedo Precious in Abuja camp, Nwakor Favour Alex in Osun, Olusanya Miracle in Rivers, Omoha Arinze in Enugu and Egbewole Abduljelli in Nassarawa camp.
Mr Victor Etuokwu, the Executive Director, Retail Banking, Access Bank Plc, while speaking on the Accessprenuer challenge initiative, noted that the contest is targeted at developing entrepreneurial aspirations among talented corps members.
So far, the competition has proved to have a great impact on youth empowerment in the country as we received more entries during the current challenge. It is a way to support the young men and women who are just graduating from university to grow.
We are also using this as an opportunity to imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship among the youths whilst providing them with financial grants through this competition to grow them from job seekers to employers of labour.
According to Vanguard News, the Accessprenuer challenge initiative, is outlined to train corps members on business plan writing, after which a competition will be held to select the top winners with bright and feasible business ideas within the mandatory 21-day Camp orientation exercise.