Nigeria Government, Wema Bank Partner To Empower Youth

In furtherance of its pledge to support the job creation agenda of the President Bola Tinubu administration, WEMA Bank, in partnership with the Office of the Vice President, has concluded arrangements to commence an initiative that will impact two million youths and one million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across the country.

Vice President Kashim Shettima, who received an update report on the programme on Monday during a courtesy visit by the Managing Director of WEMA Bank, Mr. Moruf Oseni, lauded the commitment and partnership of the bank for the initiative.

The delegation was at the State House in Abuja to brief the Vice President on the progress made in the implementation of the FGN-ALAT Digital Skill-Novation Programme, an initiative of a partnership between the Nigerian government and WEMA Bank to train two million youths and empower one million Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across Nigeria.

Speaking on the support and commitment of the bank in the execution of the initiative, the Vice President said, “I will call on you to be above board. You are a good organisation. I want to thank you most sincerely for your initiative and commitment, be rest assured that we will fulfill our own part of the bargain.”

Speaking to State House correspondents later in an interview, the MD of WEMA Bank, Mr. Moruf Oseni said they were at the Presidential Villa to brief the Vice President on “how far we have gone on the project.