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200 Students Benefit From Fidelity Bank Empowerment Programme

Representative of the managing Director of Fidelity Bank and General Manager, South East and South South Region, Mr Leonard Ezeugwu(third from right), the Deputy Rector Academics, Federal Polytechnic,Oko,Mrs Gladys Anene (second from Right) and others after the press briefing in Awka on their upcoming skill Acquisition Programme with the Federal Polytechnic Oko

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WRITTEN BY DAVE OKPOKWASILI
Fidelity Bank Plc is to train over two hundred students of Federal Polytechnic Oko in different skills under its Fidelity Youth Empowerment Academy.


This was revealed by the bank's Managing Director, Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo in a press briefing in Awka

The programme which is done in partnership with Gazelle Business Solutions Limited and Federal Polytechnic Oko, is targeted to educate ,engage, and empower undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions to become self reliant.
The skill acquisition programme which is to last for a period of five days will equip the participants in the following skill areas: avante garde gele training skill, fashion designing, bead making, cocktail, mobile photography and many more.
Represented by the General Manager South East, and South South, Mr Leonard Ezeugwu, the Fidelity Bank boss, Mr Okonkwo, stated that the aim of the programme is to contribute in creating entrepreneurs, and eradicate extreme poverty and raise financially independent undergraduates.
He explained that the Fidelity Bank will equip the beneficiaries with the equipment that will enable them startup their businesses
Contributing the bank’s Head of Corporate Social responsibility and Sustainability, Mr Chris Anaekwe, revealed that the programme has trained students from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi where it kick started with its third edition to hold in the Federal Polytechnic, Oko.
The Deputy Rector,Academics of the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Mrs Gladys Anene while speaking on behalf of the benefiting school, expressed happiness over the programme while noting that the successes already recorded by the school in the area of trained market ready graduates through its FPO ventures.

According to the major partners of the programme who will be providing the man power for the training, the Gazelle Business Solutions Limited the programme has produced over a thousand two hundred undergraduates from different schools selected across the federation.

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