Over 1Million Youths register for Nigeria Youth Investment Fund

The Presidency has announced that over one million applications have already been received since the Youth Investment Fund Portal went live on 12th of October 2020.

This was disclosed in a tweet by the Senior Special Assistant to President Mohammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu while stating the President's address at an event with the theme "Invest in Youth, Secure our Future" marking the 2020 National/African Youth Day Celebration on 1st November, 2020.

President Buhari, who was represented by the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, told the gathering that the pleas of Nigerian youths have been heard by his administration while appealing to Nigerian youths to end street protests and participate in meaningful discussions with government aimed at comprehensive reforms to end all forms of police brutality against Nigerians.

Restating his call for national unity, President Buhari said Nigerian youths are better positioned to drive the indivisibility of Nigeria and collectively overcome whatever challenges bedevilling the nation.

Stating laudable Programs of the present administration for Nigerian Youths which include the Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS), the Youth Enterprise with Innovation In Nigeria (YouWIN), Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES), the N-Power, SI and Disaster Management, the Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) Programme, the N75billion Youth Investment Fund, Young Farmers Initiative, Digital Skills, Entrepreneurship, Employability and Leadership/Mentoring (DEEL) programme among others, President Buhari added the $20 million Technology Fund for Young Innovators as some of the major initiatives empowering youths across the country.

The event which witnessed the recognition and cash reward of winners of the 60-day App Challenge and Youth Innovators Program organized by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, also marked the unveiling of the official logo of the N75 billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund for the period of 2020 – 2023.

The Nigeria Youth Investment Fund in which the registration is on going, has had some of the applicants advancing into the second stage of the Program which is the Entrepreneurship Training.

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Towards the end of last week, the Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Akin Dare, warned the youths to be warry of scammers who may intend taking advantage of them as the Nigeria Youth Investment Fund Application and Training is free.

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