To further drive youth empowerment initiatives, our company has launched ‘Youth Empowered’, a training workshop program to support, empower and provide youths with basic life and business skills

The launch of Youth Empowered took place at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos on the 5th of October 2017, with stakeholders from government and non-governmental organizations in attendance.

Speaking at the Youth Empowered launch, the representative of our Managing Director, the Finance Director, Dragon Ion said, “The youth remain a major focal stakeholder group in our community intervention programs and sustainability initiatives. Over the years, NBC has built and maintained strong community trust into our corporate strategy, which has driven our business to invest time, expertise and resources in locally relevant initiatives to facilitate socio-economic development of our communities, especially amongst the youth.

NBC Youth Empowered is designed to take participants through workshops in Lagos, Port-Harcourt and Kano, to help them discover themselves, understand their strengths and developmental opportunities, as well as provide them a platform for meaningful interaction with business leaders and mentors. Participants would also be taken through a 3-day business skill workshop designed to provide them with essential business skills such as project and time management, business planning, negotiation, financial literacy, communication and sales skills that would help them thrive in the business environment. The trainings would take place physically, with on-line versions available and is expected to reach a total of 10,000 youths.

The Company’s Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Sade Morgan, who was also present at the event said, “NBC Youth Empowered is committed to empowering youths in communities, liberating their fortunes and supporting one of the government’s sustainability development goals; ‘eradicating extreme poverty and hunger’. The participating youths would have firsthand experience that would serve as a launch pad to start on the right foot, with guidance from professionals and experienced business mentors.