SPDC 2016 LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme for youths in Ogoniland

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the NNPC/Shell/Total/Agip Joint Venture (SPDC JV) announces the commencement of the 2016 LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme specifically targeted at youths in Ogoniland.
LiveWIRE is a youth enterprise development programme supported by the SPDC Joint Venture. The programme aims to inspire, encourage and support young entrepreneurs aged 18-35 to start their own businesses through the provision of training and startup finance.
Objectives of the 2016 LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme
The LiveWIRE programme objectives are to:
  • Enable youths to establish businesses by providing business planning and management skills through the “Become a Successful Business Owner Course”.
  • Provide business startup grants for candidates with the best business plans.
  • Link successful candidates to third parties like banks, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and allied financial institutions.
  • Provide a volunteer mentoring programme for successful candidates.
Programme Content
  • Pre-startup: Value and Organise Yourself (VOY),
  • Bright Ideas workshop,
  • Business Planning & Management (Become a Successful Business Owner)
  • Business Startup: (How to access finance & technology)
  • Post startup: (Mentoring, Incubation, Market linkages)
Applications Eligibility
  • Male and female applicants who are indigenes of communities in the following 4 Ogoni LGAs in Rivers State: Eleme, Tai, Gokana, and Khana aged between 18-35.
  • Must possess a university degree or HND.
  • Must possess the NYSC discharge certificate or certificate of exemption.
  • Must be resident in Rivers State.
  • Must have an innovative business idea.
  • Must desire to own and manage a business.
Application Closing Date 26th August, 2016.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should: Click the link below to apply online
Important Notes: SPDC does not demand payment from applicants. The application is entirely FREE of charge. SPDC does not assign ‘Representatives’/‘Agents’ to assist in the application process. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email
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