Nestlé Nigeria joined the rest of the world to celebrate the 2017 edition of the International Youth Day by hosting 2 concurrent events at its Lagos Head Office and its Agbara Factory Complex, to boost
entrepreneurship and employability respectively.
The company stated that in line with the UN SDG Goal 8, which aims to ‘promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable
economic growth, full of productive employment and decent work for all,’ it will continue to support young people by
boosting youth entrepreneurship and inspiring talented youth, as well as providing training and job opportunities to
ensure they gain the skills, that will enable them make positive contributions towards building peace in the society.
Nestlé Nigeria’s youth empowerment initiatives include the training programme at the Technical Training Centre
located in the Agbara factory complex. The program is helping to develop and train young technicians for the world of
work. Another is the My Own Business (MYOWBU) street-vending programme which is providing young people with
the skills and expertise they need to run their own micro-enterprises.
CELEBRATING YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The event at Nestlé Nigeria’s Head office was focused on youth entrepreneurship. It was an interactive session with
four young Nigerian entrepreneurs making impact in their respective industries. The panellists who shared their
individual success story and how they are contributing positively to the society included Tosin Oshinowo, CEO of
CDAtelier, (the Architect who designed Maryland Mall – a popular mall in Lagos), Chiamaka Obuekwe, CEO Social
Prefect Tours, (One of Africa’s Top 100 Women in Tourism), Oluwaseun Shogbamu, founder and CEO Nation Career
Fair and Elijah Eniola, Digital Marketing Executive and Social Entrepreneur. More pictures below