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.