Dutch Ministry to help train 1.000 Nigerian entrepreneurs
It seems everywhere in Nigeria, it is one incubator or next. Starting in May 2016, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in partnership with Startpreneur and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs will establish entrepreneurship incubator centres in Abuja, Lagos and Jos respectively with the intention to build great businesses.
Disclosing this development through a statement signed by Mrs. Hadiza Umar, Head of Corporate Affairs, the Acting Director General of NITDA, Dr. Vincent Olatunji said the partnership will uplift over one thousand young Nigerians from the status of unemployment.
He revealed that the Federal Capital Territory has been chosen as the place to commence the program, which will kick start from May 2016 till December 2018, saying the program is considered to be a macrocosm of Nigeria, where all Nigerians from any part can live and call home.
But hold your breaths, Nigeria is too good on this. We have had such visits for ages and nothing to show. It is all photo ops and nothing more. But we can be wrong especially if the Dutch will fund it. It is very likely that the Dutch government may be contractors in training entrepreneurs with Nigeria footing the bills.