A Non-Governmental Organization, Visioned Skills Development Center (VSDC) has announces that over 21,000 unemployed youths from Bayelsa State will benefit from special grants from the World Bank/Central Bank scheme to reduce unemployment and promote enterprenueral skills.
According to the Visioned Skills Development Center (VSDC), the listed indigenes of the State are part of the World Bank /Central Bank scheme tagged “Bottom Up” approach.
The Chief Excecutive Officer of VSDC, Apostle Isreal Kama, who made this known in Yenagoa during the interactive session with shortlisted beneficiaries at a seminar organised by the VSDC in conjunction with the Social Exchange Market, said the special grant will be sourced through the Social Exchange Market under the supervision of VSDC, for the implementation of the ‘bottom-up’ strategy of the World Bank project.
Kama said beneficiaries of the scheme could get grants as high as N10m to start small bsiness es that would by supervised by VSDC all year round for sustainability.
Speaking to newsmen after the seminar,the Chief Excecutive Officer of VSDC, Apostle Isreal Kama, said the “grants all over the world are always needed for a particular purpose to advance human development. The purpose of this particular grant available in Nigeria now is for economic revolution.
“Ordinary Nigerian must be given the opportunity to offer solution to one challenge or another in order to drive our economy forward. Life every where is full of challenges. Various solutions to challenges of life generate 1.Self Reliance 2.Employment Opportunity and 3.Wealth Creation.
“But huge percentage of ordinary Nigerians do not have what it takes to access capital either for business start up or business standardization thereby relying on Government for source of employment. Economy of all the advanced nations are driven by people not government.
“Government only makes favourable policies that enable people to do such driving and that is what the government of Nigeria has done by the establishment of Development Bank Of Nigeria to create diverse opportunities for ordinary Nigerians to participate in economic diversification.
“Visioned Skill Development Centre mobilizes our member’s various project/business all over the country through our coordinators and submit them to Social Exchange Market where your Naira is your Labour and Productivity to be funded.
“Under the watch of Visioned Skill Development Centre, we are using this grant to promote 1. Agricultural development 2. Manufacturing 3. Production of finished goods 4. Processing of raw materials of various kinds 5. Skill and talent driven market.
“The age range is between sixteen (16) and sixty five (65)
Education is not and will never be a barrier in this project.
All necessary assistance shall be provided for any of our members who needs such especially in project execution guide steps.”