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[Lagos]–The Founder of Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) Prof. Pat Utomi, has revealed that over 5,000 youths will indirectly benefit from the national youth intervention programme and 4,000 participants will directly benefit from the programme which has commenced  in Warri, Asaba, Agbor and Ozoro areas of Delta State.

Utomi revealed this at press conference held in Lagos. He said that the programme, which is in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria, is based on the six geo-political zones and that the first edition for South-West had taken place in Ajegunle, Lagos where it empowered 100 youths with Entrepreneurship, business management Skills and start-up kits/grants.

He revealed that the second edition of the CVL national youth intervention, which  has commenced in the South-South in Delta State, will provide technical skills trainings, entrepreneurial and micro-enterprise development to the youths between February and October.

Utomi added: “The training will include: Technical/vocational skills training for sustainable income generation activities, (including food production, metal works/wielding, sewing, Tiling, Hospitality/Tourism, carpentry, vehicle repair, and bricklaying), entrepreneurship and business skills training: basic financial management, budgeting, business planning, and skills marketing to encourage profitable and self-sustaining enterprises.

He then added that the third phase  of the programme which is geared towards supporting federal government’s desire in the area of youth development, “will take place in the North East in Adamawa”.

The national  youth intervention project is aimed at empowering the youths of Nigeria in areas of entrepreneurship, SMEs, mentorship, technical skills, employability, personal development and many more.

Centre for Values in Leadership was founded in March 2004 by Utomi “to provide young people tools that will improve their quality of life and drastically transform them”.

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