HERITAGE Bank Plc has once more thrown its support behind the organisers of ‘The Next Titan,’ so as to have a better and improved season six of the programme. The programme focuses on ensuring that the entrepreneurial goals of the Nigerian youths are achieved and it has conducted its auditions in four of the six geopolitical zones of the country.
Speaking during the audition at the Sheba Event Centre in Lagos, Ifie Sekibo, managing director, Heritage Bank, noted that the bank has continued to demonstrate its commitment towards developing and positioning youths to become world-class citizens equipped and ready to be absorbed into an increasingly competitive workforce.
“One of the reasons why we chose, as an organisation, to support the entrepreneurial growth and welfare of the youths is to see young men and women play vital roles in the socio-economic development of the country and help curb the high level of unemployment,” a statement by the bank quoted Sekibo as saying.
Sekibo, who was represented by Ozena Utulu, head, brand management and sustainability, corporate communications, Heritage Bank, said the bank was positioned to lead the recovery of the economy through enhancing youth entrepreneurship development and engendering self-employment via its various initiatives and products.
According to him, the drive to support youths seeks to create, preserve and transfer wealth across generations. He explained that the entrepreneur schemes of the bank has always focused on dependable job-creating sectors, such as the agricultural value chain (fish farming, poultry, snail farming), cottage industry, mining, and solid minerals, creative industry (tourism, arts and crafts), and ICT.
Sekibo stated that the bank supported the initiative because of its belief in Nigerian youth, who make up about 80 percent of the country’s population.
He further explained that Heritage Bank was impressed with the nature in which talents were sought out, the rigorous selection process and the integrity with which the overall scheme was delivered.
Sekibo expressed satisfaction in the long term sustainability of the initiative, stating, “we will not support something that will not stand the test of time”.
– Sept. 13, 2019 @ 16:45 GMT |