In an attempt to tackle youth unemployment ravaging the country, Y-GEP, an intervention program of Atan Justice, Development and Peace Centre, Ogun State, (Atan JDPC), is set to mentor and empower young Nigerians with entrepreneurial skills.
According to the Executive Director of Atan JDPC, Rev. Vincent Ajayi, the Y-GEP initiative was designed to equip fresh and young graduate who have passion or drive toward starting businesses ventures of their own instead of looking for jobs that are not easily available.
He noted that successful participants at the programme would have access to loans as high as five million naira after a four month training.
Participants will be coached and mentored in entrepreneurial skills by successful entrepreneurs and supported with financial assistance either in form of take- off grant or revolving micro, small and medium loan with lower interest rate than that of commercial banks either to start or scale -up their conceived and designed business ventures.