By Dipo Olowookere
No fewer than 500 unemployed youths in Kebbi State have undergone training in entrepreneurial skills on the bill of Fidelity Bank.
This, the bank explained, was in furtherance of its quest to improve the wellbeing of communities where it operates as well as its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives aimed at equipping Nigerian youths with skills and capabilities needed to take advantage of available opportunities to drive socio-economic development.
Fidelity Bank partnered with Gazelle Academy and Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, to carry out this programme.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank, Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, speaking at the launch of the 5-day youth empowerment programme held in Kebbi State, said the programme seeks to empower the Polytechnic community by creating a new generation of business owners amongst students.
Mr Okonkwo said further that students would receive requisite training in various stages by the consultants throughout the duration of the exercise.
The bank boss, represented by the Fidelity Bank’s branch leader, Sokoto Strategic Business Unit (SBU), Mr Abdulrahman Ibrahim, noted that the students would be trained on fish farming, tailoring, stoning, makeup and bread making.
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