No fewer than 30 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) got N10 million business grant in the 7th Unity Bank Plc youth entrepreneurship and empowerment initiative, also known as Corpreneurship Challenge. =>Apply for NYSC business loan.
Nyscinfo gathered that the competition produced the 30 lucky winners during the final business pitch organized for the 2021 Batch C Stream 1 corps members, which took place at NYSC orientation camps in Lagos, Ogun, Enugu, Bayelsa, Edo, Sokoto, Akwa Ibom, Osun, Kano and Abuja.
The Unity Bank presented N200,000 business grant to each of the second runner-up, N300,000 business grant to the first runners up, and N500,000 grant to each of the Corpreneurship Challenge winners.
At NYSC camp Bayelsa State, Madukwe Juliana Uchenna won the star prize, while Michael Ngbede Barnabas and Akinpelu Fadekemi Itunu emerged as the first and second runners up, respectively.
In NYSC Lagos camp, Olawale Moshood Mohammed, Ifeanyi David Agwu and Aderonke Victoria Ogunyade are the winners.
The competition which attracts no less than 1,000 applications on each edition has continued to gain more interest among corps members.
The business plans of the contestants ranges from fish production, poultry farming, fashion, soap and cake making, printing, piggery to beverages, were assessed on originality, marketability, future employability, potential of the product and knowledge of the business.