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Heritage Bank Partners Youth Forum On N500m YES Grant.

Posted: Mar 24, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Heritage Bank Limited has upped the ante of its support for entrepreneurship and education in Nigeria with the launch of a-N500m Young Entrepreneurs and Students (YES) Grant.

The initiative, which is in partnership with the Nigerian Youth Professional Forum (NYPF) was launched in Lagos on Wednesday, and is aimed at supporting students and young entrepreneurs toward socio-economic freedom.

Ifie Sekibo, Managing Director of Heritage Bank, explained that the bank’s support for the programme stems from the fact that the initiative aligns with the bank’s vision of helping create, preserve and transfer wealth across generations.  

The Managing Director, who was represented by Obioma Emenike, Group Head, Market Strategy, added that the bank will also support the project in terms of training the beneficiaries, disbursement of the grant as well as in the monitoring and evaluation of the project’s milestones as agreed with the beneficiaries.

“We have been playing strongly in the education and Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SME) sectors of the economy.

This project syncs with our mission and vision as a bank. The age bracket of 18 to 40years for the beneficiaries also aligns with our corporate goal, just like the key sectors which include agriculture, ICT and creative industry, identified for the project are pivotal for economic growth,” he said.