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Winners of ‘Enterprise Challenge Competition’ get N1.5 m each

Odiete, Yammama with organisers of the competition. 

Eseoghene Odiete and Nasir Yammama, both winners of ‘Enterprise
Challenge’ have been awarded their prizes of N1.5 million each in addition to
other gifts.

The  ‘Enterprise Challenge” is an online
competition which seeks to give
brilliant entrepreneurial minds the opportunity to further develop their entrepreneurial
skills and bring their innovative ideas to limelight for possible future

 The British Council, in
partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways and Zenith Bank in 2014 launched the
maiden edition of its online competition tagged ‘Enterprise Challenge.’
A total of 10 finalists (Nigerians based in the UK and at
home) battled for the top two spots and on the 14th of June 2014, and
Eseoghene Ise Odiete and Nasir Yammama emerged winners of the competition.

 They have since had the
opportunity to meet with, and be mentored by Sir Richard Branson, one of the
UK’s foremost entrepreneurs and Chairman of the Virgin Group.

Eseoghene Odiete is an award winning young female fashion entrepreneur
and the brain behind Hesey Designs, (an African inspired accessories label). 

Nasir Yammama just concluded his postgraduate studies in creative technology at
Middlesex University in London and he is currently developing an agricultural
themed mobile application which he hopes to launch before the end of the year.   

Other prizes won by the top two include, a five day
entrepreneurship foundation course at the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship
in South Africa, in addition to the business support grant of N1,500,000.00
(One Million Five hundred thousand naira) which each of them got.

The grant will be used to either support an already existing
business or develop a business idea.

  As a show of continued
commitment to the development of Nigerian youth, the programme partners have
committed to run another cycle of this competition in second quarter of 2015.

This year’s competition will be open to Nigerians domiciled
in Nigeria, who fall within the 18 to 35 year age bracket.

 Further information
about the competition rules and regulations and criteria for qualification will
be available on the British Council, Nigeria’s corporate website from the 31st
of May 2015; all direct enquiries can be sent to eduk.enquiries@ng.britishcouncil.org
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