New NGO Lift Saxum to build enterprise capacity in women and youth of the South-East

Posted by News Express | 17 June 2013 | 4,661 times

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Building a stronger foundation and pathways for the acclaimed entrepreneurial drive of the people of South East Nigeria is the focus of a new NGO, Lift Saxum Gte, which formally takes off tomorrow, June 18, with a formal launch at Nike Lake Hotel Enugu.

Lift Saxum, according to its CEO, Mrs. Nwanneka Okolo, has as goal “transforming lives through entrepreneurship development” and would offer training, capacity development, as well as mentorship for budding entrepreneurs in the South-East.

The Chief Executive Officer of Lift Saxum is a former regional head at First Bank of Nigeria plc and a lawyer.

Elder Kalu U Kalu, former chairman of Union Bank of Nigeria, chairs the star-studded Board of Lift Saxum with members including Msgr. Obiora Ike; Group MD of Diamond Bank, Dr. Alex Otti; former Information Minister, Mr. Frank Nweke Jnr.; Mr. Tayo Adenaike; and Dr. Ifediora Amobi. Other members of the Board are Prof. Chidi Onyia, Chief Loretta Aniagolu, Dr. Virgy Anohu, Dr. Ikeazor Akaraiwe and Prof. Nkadi Onyegebu.

Founder of Fate Foundation, the first entrepreneurship development agency for young people in Nigeria, Mr. Fola Adeola, is one of Lift Saxum’s two patrons, the other being Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Prof. Bartho Okolo.

A statement by Lift Saxum made available to News Express said that one of the highlights of tomorrow’s inauguration of the NGO is a key note address on “Transforming the economic landscape in the South East through entrepreneurship” to be presented by Diamond Bank MD, Dr. Alex Otti.

Photo shows Lift Saxum’s CEO, Mrs. Nwanneka Okolo.

Source: News Express

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