Young Nigerian entrepreneurs from five states were awarded various prizes at the ‘MTN ICT & Business Skills Training.’
According to a statement by the firm, the fourth phase of the training was concluded with a virtual closing ceremony held recently.
In a goodwill message, the Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation, Nonny Ugboma said, “We applaud the participants of the programme. These young Nigerian entrepreneurs showed up and attended the sessions with great expectations and zeal. We remain committed to helping empower and develop young start-ups with the digital skills required to achieve the success they truly deserve.”
The training is an initiative by the MTN Foundation Youth aimed at building the capacity of young people between the ages of 18 and 35 in information and communication technology and entrepreneurship skills, to enhance their employability and entrepreneurial abilities.
MTN also awarded prizes to outstanding participants, the organiser stated as each member of the group, made up of 50 members, was awarded 5GB of data.
“On the group level, participants with the cumulative highest assessment score from each group on all courses delivered were awarded prizes including one hynetflex device (120GB data pre-loaded) and one power bank each.
“Onyebuchi Okezie, Jude Ogbunike, Muhammad Lawal, and Olatunji Olatunbosun Tosin emerged winners from their groups while Jude Ogbunike was the participant with the cumulative highest assessment score across the four groups.
“He was rewarded with one MTN hynetflex device (120GB data pre-loaded), one power bank, one branded wall clock, and an extra 5GB data on his mobile,” MTN said.