The Emmanuel Ivorgba Foundation presents 2019 Young Business Leaders Awards
The 3rd Annual Young Business Leaders and Social Entrepreneurship Awards ceremony was hosted by The Emmanuel Ivorgba Foundation on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Star Exclusive Hotel, Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria. The Award provides access to finance, as well training and mentoring support. Young Entrepreneurs receive mini capital to grow their businesses as well as expert local support, specifically tailored to their needs.
The Awards Ceremony was chaired by Prof. Vincent Ado Tenebe, Vice Chancellor, Taraba State University, Jalingo, who was represented by Dr. Jerome Nyameh, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Training and Consultancy Services of the Taraba State University, Jalingo. The Guest Speakers were Mary Nyanganji, Lecturer at the Taraba State University, Jalingo and Mr. Idowu Falade, Director at Prestige Marketing and Research Company Investment.
Other dignitaries that attended the Awards Ceremony included Mr. Solomon Ajiduku, former Taraba State Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), Mr. Silas Peter Ishaya, representing Comfort Human Rights Foundation, Miss Comfort Johnson, Taraba State Project Officer of The Emmanuel Ivorgba Foundation, Dr. Sesugh Ande, Senior Lecturer, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi and Board Member of The Emmanuel Ivorgba Foundation, gentlemen of the Press, students, representatives of women and youth associations. etc.
A total of four (4) Awards were presented to the following Young Business Leaders:
- Franklin Felixson- For Innovative Youth Empowerment and Support Services
- Blessing Yakubu Giwa- For Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services
- Bilkisu Umar- Poultry Business
- Joel Yaji Foundation- For Educational Opportunities for Orphans
The Young Business Leaders Awards (YBL) is sponsored by Brian Rusch. Each of the Awardees received our Symbolic Cheque and the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,00) to support their businesses.
Participants also had the great priviledge of site tours in Jalingo, the Taraba State Capacity. The participants visited a Water Processing and Production Company, a Shoe Making and Marketing Company and the Award Winning Photo Studio in Jalingo