By Clare Nwaiwu
Following agitations by participants in the YouWin! Connect Programme, over the fate of their businesses, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has assured them that their grievances would be addressed.
The assurance which was given, Monday, was the outcome of the meeting between officials of the Ministry and representatives of participants of the YouWin! Connect Capacity Building Programme, who came to seek further clarifications in respect of the programme.
The Ministry said it will soon update all stakeholders on the next phases of the YouWin! Connect programme and further pointed out that such clarification became necessary because many participants in the programme had sought information on how their businesses could be supported, having completed the second phase of the YouWin Connect Capacity Building.
It would be recalled that on assuming office, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, reviewed and restructured the YouWin! Programme to YouWin! Connect and gave it a new focus for sustainability, with emphasis on enterprise education as catalyst for business success.
The initiative which promotes entrepreneurship as a viable career option for young Nigerians, has also supported the growth and development of SMEs with over 61,000 participants receiving online capacity building.