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Osun Govt Set To Launch OSUNPRENEUR As It Partners Fidelity Bank, Wootlab Foundation, Google, Others



As 600 Youths To Be Empowered across LGs Of Osun

The Focal Person on National Social Investment Programs, Kehinde Ibitoye has said Governor Ademola Adeleke-led government is committed in providing more digital jobs to youths of the state.

This was as he also revealed that the state government will launch a MSME clinic called Osunpreneur.

Ibitoye noted that for the Osunpreneur to be realized would partner with Fidelity Bank, Wootlab Foundation, Google, Microsoft, UNDP, SMEDAN and Band of Industry , BOI.

According to Ibitoye “The strategic objectives of the programme includes: To empower young enterprenuers by providing them with tailored financial products, training and support to enable them build sustainable businesses that will support the growth of Osun’s economy.

“Other objectives includes: supporting tech-savvy youths with keen interest in digital innovations and aspire to drive technological advancements, by providing them with financial solutions, training and access to strategic partnerships.

“Osunpreneur positioned to serve as a centralized platform to provide cutting-edge digital skills, mentorship and networking opportunities targeted at tech-savvy youths and young entrepreneurs in Osun State.

“The focus is promoting entrepreneurship, skills development and the integration of young employees in the workforce, particularly getting youths employed in the digital economy and upskilling SMEs who can directly add value to the country’s economy.

“In training, young adults will be enlightened in software engineering, product management, business analysis, cloud computing, product design, using a specialized curriculum designed from Google and Microsoft” he said.

While stressing on mentorship of the program, Ibitoye said “600 SMEs across Osun State will be mentored by experts while coaches will train and upskill them for business growth and quantum leap.

“In the program, grants will be provided under a collaborative arrangement by Fidelity Bank , setting aside millions to be given to SMEs and Techprenuers.”

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