Kwara Progressive Media Organization (KPMO) has commended the Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP) under the leadership of Hon AbdulQawiyu Cook-Olododo in its ongoing business pitching exercise for the Kwarapreneur3.0 for the Kwara Youths.
A statement signed by the convener of the organization, Usman Lade, said the commendation is necessary as a result of feedback gathered from different successful applicants selected for the screening exercise for the third phase of the scheme.
Usman said through Kwarapreneur, one of the key components of Kwara State Social Investment Programme, the initiative had contributed to the reduction of poverty in the State, through the flexible access to funding and training for entrepreneurs to kick-start their businesses and also expand existing ones to see that Kwara State fully becomes a business-driven economy State.
Usman further pointed out that recently, Kwarapreneur 3.0 attracted about 15,000 applications from youth entrepreneurs from various sectors, such as Agribusinesses (farming, foodstuffs, productions, and agro machineries); Skilled Artisans; transport services; Clothing wears and Fabrics; Telecommunication services (POS, Phones accessories); among others.
“The screening exercise, as observed by some of our members yesterday and today has been very seamless, transparent and coordinated – devoid of sentiments, fear or favour to anyone”
“We must also commend the management of KWASSIP under the leadership of Hon. AbdulQawiy Cook-Olododo for its professional conduct at the ongoing business pitching exercise conducted for prospective beneficiaries of Kwarapreneur3.0”
“While commending the applicants for their resilient, and composure and for trusting the process, we also urged them to sustain their cooperation with the panels, staff, and management of KWASSIP throughout the business pitching exercise expected to last for the next few days”.
Usman Lade in its statement equally appealed to members of the public to continue to support the programme and the administration of Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq which continues to show concern for the welfare of every member of the society.
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