Entrepreneurs numbering 120 can now take their ideas of their chest and start making money.

On Tuesday, oil major, Shell Petroleum Development Commission, SPDC invested 400,000 on each of the entrepreneurs in an event in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The money is a grant to be invested in their businesses.

Mr Igo Weli, General Manager, External Relations of SPDC handed cheques to the beneficiaries at the SPDC/Joint Venture-sponsored 2018 Regional Graduation and Award Ceremony of its LiveWire programme.

He said the beneficiaries were drawn from Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo and Rivers.

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According to him, the 120 beneficiaries joined about 6,952 youths who had been trained in enterprise development and management since the programme’s inception in 2003.

“Shell LiveWire programme enables young people to start their own businesses and create employment for themselves and others.

“The programme launched in 2003, has produced 7,072 Niger Delta entrepreneurs most of whom are now employers of labour.

“Also, some of the beneficiaries have been given the opportunity to play in SPDC’s supply chain as vendors, partners as well as linked to growth capital from other agencies,” he said.

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