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Foundation to empower youth with N2m for agribiz

As part of activities to mark its 30th Anniversary, Leventis Foundation Nigeria is giving young Agribusiness entrepreneurs an opportunity to win up to N2 million in its empowerment scheme tagged “LFN30AGRIBUSINESS PITCH”.

The scheme is designed to award seed money to youths and farmers across Nigeria to help them accomplish their business pursuits.

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A statement from the foundation noted that to participate, agri-preneurs will employ the use of social media as means of application as well as the Leventis Foundation’s website portal where they can upload their business plan.

The competition according to the statement will run from August to early October 2018.

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The Executive Director, Dr Hope Usieta noted that the Agribusiness pitch is one in a host of activities designed to celebrate the Foundation’s commitment towards enhancing livelihoods.

He said the winners will be announced later in October and awarded in an exclusive Gala Dinner event to wrap up the celebrations.

Leventis Foundation Nigeria was established in May 1988 following Chief Anastasios George Leventis (1902 – 1978) ambition to assist educational, cultural, and other charitable causes in West Africa with a keen interest in Nigeria.

It was based upon a successful run of family business legacies spanning over 80 years. The Foundation currently operates in technical training institutes in over nine locations in Nigeria and Ghana.