Sunday 24th September, 2017
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US group to build entrepreneurship centre in Abia

US group to build entrepreneurship centre in Abia

A United States-based group under the auspices of World Wide Association of Small Churches says it will estab­lish an entrepreneurship centre in Abia State for the training of Nigerian youths in various skills for self reli­ance.

The group led by a profes­sor of Mathematics, Profes­sor Nkechi Agwu which disclosed this during a press briefing in Umuahia, said the Abia State University Centre for Entrepreneur­ship Study would serve as a temporal centre until its permanent site is ready.

Professor Agwu whose late father was in charge of the Agriculture department of the defunct Eastern re­gion when Malaysia came to collect palm seedlings from Nigeria, said the project was a humanitarian service.

She said millions of young Nigerians are the main target to help reduce poverty among the popu­lace.

Speaking at the briefing, Bishop Ebony Kirkland said the project was a new frontier “for Nigeria to get jumpstarted again” adding that it is a quick way to help take the country out of the current economic reces­sion.

She noted that Nigerians are naturally zealous and enterprising, and expressed optimism that the vision would be a huge success.

The cleric cum business tycoon said the aim of the group was also to provide assistance to small churches through education, net­working and skill acquisi­tion to enable them actual­ise their visions.

The millionaire- business woman who said she start­ed her own toy business at her kitchen table before it exploded argued that God wants Christians to be suc­cessful in their careers.