“To survive the harsh economic climate abroad, Nigerians now beg their relations at home to send money to them. This is what I have seen, this is what I have heard, and it is as bad as that,” The Director-General (DG), Budget Office of the Nigerian Federation, Dr Bright Okogu said during a press briefing yesterday.
The stylish and beautiful publisher of Genevieve Magazine – Nigeria’s leading lifestyle magazine, Betty Irabor, was awarded at the recently held annual corporate dinner of the Association of Professional Women Bankers which happened on Thursday 27th day of October 2011 at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.
“Betty’s numerous works of creating massive breast cancer awareness has helped in saving the lives of many women in this state and beyond,” the Deputy Governor enthused while presenting award to her.
President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday formally launched a program called YouWin, also known as Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria. This is one part of his administrative programmes to empower the youth of Nigeria. It is also geared at providing employment and wealth creation as he has pledged to make job creation a top priority of his government.
The scheme is an innovative business plan competition that harnesses the creative energies of young people between the ages of 18 and 35, and is largely targeted at owners of existing formal and informal businesses who will be asked to submit their business plans for a competition.
The President explained that the scheme, which is in fulfilment of his electoral promises, was one of the first programmes to be funded, in part, from the N50 billion job creation fund set aside in the 2011 budget.