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Foundation supports 100 micro businesses

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To enhance entrepreneurship among Nigerians, the Gbenga Aiyeremi Foundation has unveiled plans to support 100 micro businesses in the country with N100m grant each for the beneficiaries.

A statement said while speaking on the initiative, the Founder of GAF, Mr Gbenga Aiyeremi, said nothing stresses an operator more than the lack of fund.

He said “Being our maiden edition, our budget for now can only support a provision of N100,000 for 100 entrepreneurs.

“We are focusing on micro businesses, where we believe that such amount will have the most impact. We hope to make this a yearly support for the ecosystem.

“I strongly believe, the success of this first edition will help attract more funds to support more entrepreneurs.”

He disclosed that the scheme is part of activities to mark his 40th birthday and years of working in the entrepreneurship space.

Those who would benefit from the initiative, he said include operators in branding, data science, graphics design, digital entrepreneurship, business analysis, strategic HR analytics and frontend web development.

“I am starting the Gbenga Aiyeremi Foundation with the sole purpose of supporting micro entrepreneurs in form of grant, skill acquisition and mentorship,” he said. \

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