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Are you a young entrepreneur originally from the Niger Delta region? The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has officially declared the commencement of its 2015 Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme. The programme is aimed at inspiring and supporting Nigerian youths aged 18-35 who are aspiring to start their own businesses. Training and finance will be provided during the period of mentorship. According to its official page, objectives include:
  • Enable youths to establish businesses through the provision of business planning and management guidelines and skills through the ‘Become a Successful Business Owner Course’.
  • Provide business start-up 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 who decide to set up their own businesses.
Programme content comprise:
  •  Pre-start up
  • Value and Organize Yourself (VOY)
  • Bright Ideas workshop
  • Business Planning and Management (Become a Successful Business Owner)
  • Business Start-up (Access to finance and technology)
  • Post Start-up (Mentoring, Incubation, Market linkages)
  Application period: Tuesday 1st September 2015 to Monday 14th September 14th 2015.   Visit the official webpage for more information, including application criteria.  

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This article was first published on 8th September 2015


Ify Halim is a Writer and media enthusiast based in Lagos. She enjoys writing self-help/inspirational articles with published work in UYD Magazine, Edufrica, Our Stories Inc. and The Keele Concourse. She currently works at, Nigeria’s Information Portal. Follow her on Twitter @MissHalim or visit her online space at

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