Buhari Revives Jonathan’s YouWin Economic Programme


After dumping the “You­Win” economic programme initiated by former President Goodluck Jon­athan’s administration, the Fed­eral Government has revived it.
Jonathan had designed it to empower youths to become en­trepreneurs before President Mu­hammadu Buhari discarded it.
But more than after in office, Buhari has brought it up under a new name, “YouWinConnect”.

The Director of Information in the Ministry of Finance, Salisu Na’inna Dambatta, made this known on Wednesday in a press statement where he said that the Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Ade­osun, has kept her promise of re­suscitating the Jonathan’s “You­Win” programme.
According to Dambatta, the Federal Government has en­hanced and restructured the Youth Enterprise with Innova­tion in Nigeria “YouWin” pro­gramme into a multimedia-based programme and re-launched it as “YouWinConnect”.
He said the restructured scheme comes with a sharper fo­cus on supporting young entre­preneurs with fresh business man­agement ideas for sustainability.
“The transformation of the programme is in line with the promise made earlier in the year by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, who initiated consultations with beneficiar­ies and other stakeholders of the programme on July 22, 2016, for inputs that would improve the performance and sustainability of small and medium businesses start-ups by beneficiaries of the programme.
“The minister stated that the ‘YouWinConnect’ was de­signed “to support young entre­preneurs as they Plan, Start and Grow their businesses by deliv­ering to them enterprise man­agement education and skills as well as Franchise Development Online, through radio and tel­evision.
“The ‘YouWinConnect’ Pro­gramme, which replaces the ‘YouWin’ Programme which took off in 2011, aims to promote en­trepreneurship as well as viable career options for young Nigeri­ans thereby creating jobs, wealth and contributing to the concert­ed efforts of pulling Nigeria out of the ebbing current economic re­cession,” he said.
Dambatta said under the re­structured ‘YouWinConnect’, the Federal Ministry of Finance, which would run the scheme, would organise and focus train­ing programmes for young en­trepreneurs to boost their ca­pacity in business management including book keeping, reinvest­ing profits, avoiding unnecessary debts and the ability to identify and key into new business op­portunities.

 

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