Fidelity Bank, MD/CEO, Nnamdi Okonkwo

Fidelity Bank Plc in collaboration with Gazelle Academy and the Federal Polytechnic, Oko Venture has finalized arrangement for an entrepreneurship training programme for 400 students in Anambra State aimed at reducing youth unemployment levels in Nigeria,

The Programme which is packaged under the Fidelity Youth Empowerment Academy stream three, was put together to equip the students with requisite business skills even whilst in school.

According to the Bank’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, the initiative seeks to empower the Polytechnic Community by creating thriving business owners amongst students.

He disclosed this during a closing ceremony of the third edition of the Fidelity Youth Empowerment Academy (YEA) held in Oko, Anambra State.

He noted done the areas the training will cover include: fashion, accessories, cocktail, tailoring, and makeup, shoe making, digital marketing.

This, he explained is in furtherance of the financial institution’s quest to not only tackle the nation’s unemployment challenges but improve the wellbeing of communities where it does business.

Represented by the Regional Bank Head (RBH), Enugu-Anambra-Ebonyi Region, Mr. Leonard Ezugwu encouraged the participants who had successfully completed the programme aptly themed ‘Turning Your Passion Into Pay Cheque’ not to relent in their efforts to build highly successful businesses.

“I was impressed with your individual dedication and collective performance during training. Always motivate yourselves. You are indeed lucky to have been chosen as a participant. I therefore challenge you to go out there and make a success out of this for you twelves and please remember that the right attitude and a strong will to succeed will take you far,” a statement from the bank quoted him to have added.

Commenting the bank for its kind gesture, the Founder, Gazelle Academy, Muna Onuzo, equally thanked the participants fir active participation.