NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Ekiti to support young entrepreneurs grow their business

By News Express on 13/10/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 752

Ekiti State government has promised to provide needed support for young entrepreneurs who are willing to expand their scope of business, in line with the government’s vision of igniting entrepreneurship spirit among its citizens.

The First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi  Fayemi, disclosed this at the closing session of the Ekiti Entrepreneurship Week 2019 in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday. The support. according to her, including providing them more opportunities to showcase their talents, assisting them with funds for expansion and linking them with mentors.

No fewer than 5,000 participants drawn from the 16 local government areas of the state participated in the three-day programme which was tagged “Enterprise and creativity meet opportunity”.

Erelu Fayemi, who presented awards to some participants with very outstanding and innovative business ideas and projects, said she was delighted at the enthusiasm of the participants, adding government’s plan to enhance the capacity of young entrepreneurs and make them providers of employment is being realised.

She expressed her satisfaction at the dexterity of many of the designers that showcased their designs made from locally sourced materials during the runway.

She noted that the initiative would boost the state's economic development if well explored strategically and help the fashion artists to develop themselves.

Her words: “We are doing this entrepreneurship week to showcase Ekiti locally made fabrics and tailoring”.

“We have seen that Ekiti people are amazing, we have all these materials produced here in Ekiti. The Aso-oke was made by the local Association of Aso-Oke Weavers and the adire material was made by students of the Ekiti State University (EKSU).

“We want to thank Dr John Kayode Fayemi for investing in Ekiti and supporting the women folk, we are showcasing to the world what we can do. Ekiti people are not lazy, they are hardworking and industrious,” she added.

Erelu Fayemi further disclosed that a number of the participants at the programme would be invited to both Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria in December, and the African Fashion Week London in 2020.

She expressed her optimism that the programme would be a permanent feature in the State since “Ekiti people cherish hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence”. I am proud of them and give kudos to Dr Kayode Fayemi for believing and showcasing the talented sons and daughters of Ekiti

The Secretary of the planning committee, Mr Seyi Aiyeleso, urged the participants to make good use of the opportunity given to them from the programme adding that the programme was designed as a platform for raising and showcasing talemts , which according to him abound in the state.

Erelu Fayemi was presented with the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN) lifetime Achievement Award at the event by the National President of FADAN, Mrs Funmi Ajila-Ladipo.

Mrs Ajila-Ladipo expressed her gratitude to God and the committee in charge of the program and Dr Kayode Fayemi for impacting Ekiti sons and daughters through fashion entrepreneurship.

•PHOTO: L-R, Ekiti State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Mr Sola Adebayo; Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Values Orientation, Aare Muyiwa Olumilua; Secretary to the State Government, Hon Biodun Oyebanji; and Special Adviser to the Governor on Social Investments, Hon Victor Kolade; during a media briefing on activities for the first anniversary celebration of the Dr Kayode Fayemi administration in Ado-Ekiti . . . on Friday

Source News Express

Posted 13/10/2019 7:25:29 PM





You may also like...
Yahya Jammeh stole $362m while in power —...

Pope Francis wades into Ahiara Mbaise Catholic Church...

PDP Reconciliation Committee holds valedictory session

Turkey demands arrest of two Saudi Crown Prince...

Mother hangs children after recording their goodbye messages...

Ebola-like disease kills 12 in north-eastern Congo

Gains and pains of JAMB’s Computer-based Test

I dey consider 404 meat for dis Xmas...

Daddy Showkey nicknames his manhood

Christians, Muslims team up on new inter-religious centre...

Nigeria scores 96.4 per cent in aviation security...

Breaking: Military Command and Control Centre begins operation...


Latest News Four pastors jailed in Enugu 77,000 teachers to lose jobs this month — NUT President How we chased marauding herdsmen out of South West — Agbekoya President 16-year old boy arrested for internet fraud in Imo 2023 Presidency divides Northern leaders Security officials move to forestall herdsmen, community clash in Anambra Dokubo-Asari, Kalabari prince tackle Wike over threat to dethrone monarch Pregnant woman, two minors abducted in Kaduna Battle for Ohanaeze leadership hots up as Nwodo’s tenure winds up Open closed borders, Nigerians are starving, Cleric charges FG Kano Govt builds biggest cancer treatment centre in Nigeria Enugu, Port Harcourt DisCos fail NERC’s review, may lose Licences


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (572,449 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (456,874 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (406,867 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (341,695 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (308,091 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (292,591 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,467 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (260,681 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (242,089 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (228,564 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (204,222 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,517 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (112) Business & Economy (4,623) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,158) Complaints & Requests (98) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (718) Features (855) Global Business Monitor (499) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,325) Interview (220) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (178) Maggie's Blog (520) News (55,247) Opinion (1,440) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,889) Religion (1,133) Sports (2,255) Stock Watch (41) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera