“We have to give more attention and support to emerging African entrepreneurs, if the continent’s poverty, inequality and unemployment challenges are to be addressed.”
The Shell Nigeria Gas has donated an ultramodern ICT Centre and well-equipped science laboratories to African Church Community Secondary School in Ewupe, a community hosting the company’s facilities in Ota area of Ogun State.
In 2015, the Government of Nigeria requested World Bank support to respond to the humanitarian and development crisis in the North East of Nigeria.
As part of strategies to shore up the nation’s reserve base, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will reinvigorate exploratory activities in the seven hydrocarbon basins in the country.
A new curricula focusing on entrepreneurship will now have a place in secondary schools in Nigeria. It was designed with the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and funded by the Government of Japan.e
Despite Nigeria’s retail sector being dominated by independent formats like Open Markets and Kiosks in terms of absolute store numbers, modern trade formats like Supermarkets and Hypermarkets are stepping up to fulfil the needs of consumers.
Oladunmade Otitoola, an entrepreneur and beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program in 2016, is founder of RentYourHall, Nigeria. Africa Business Communities poses him some questions on development of the startup.
Africa is a place of real business opportunity that the world should be alive to. I know, having built businesses that now operate in 20 African countries and through creating a program over 10 years that is funding and mentoring 10,000 African entrepreneurs.
As more financial service providers adopt machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, it is becoming ever more apparent that these solutions are vital to economic inclusivity and innovation on the African continent.
Hajiya Sa'adatu Abdullahi is a Nigerian entrepreneur and founder Business Networking Women, an organization operating in the country's capital, Abuja. Africa Business Communities interviews her: