Access Bank Empowers 20 NYSC Members With N30m Grant
Access Bank Plc, through the Accesspreneur programme, in partnership with the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has empowered 20 corps members across the country with N30 million grants.
The 30 corps members with fantastic entrepreneurial ideas were selected from Abuja, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, and Rivers states with the star winners receiving N1 million each.
The Group Head, Consumer Banking, Access Bank Plc, Adaeze Umeh, stated this during the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Access Bank Accessprenuer competition held in Abuja.
“Access Bank has been in a strategic partnership with NYSC since 2016. The relationship further evolved into the launch of Accessprenuer: The NYSC edition in February 2021. So far, we have completed six editions of Accessprenuer competition, impacting over 390 corps members with over N165 million seed capital.
“We have also created a Facebook community for all Accessprenuer winners to be able to interact freely amongst themselves and inspire other young people with similar aspirations. The Facebook community has about 5,000 members,” Umeh said.
Some of the beneficiaries of the Accessprenuer competition expressed their profound gratitude to the bank for the financial support, adding that it will go a long way to helping them achieve their dreams.
The Abuja star prize winner, Laura Momodu, a fashion designer while thanking the bank said, “I thank Access Bank. I didn’t expect to win because fashion designing is something that everybody does. I want to say that I do not take this for granted and you will definitely see my name on TVs and billboards.”
Also, the first runner-up, Vivian Charles who was awarded with N750,000 for her ideas on healthy spices used for meals, was full of appreciation.
“I say a very big thank you to Access Bank; Access Bank has been able to help me achieve my dream in no small way. This is huge; this is massive to my business and will actually help me push forward.
“A very big thank you to Access Bank and I pray that utilizing this cash for what it is actually meant for, my business will not just grow but be heard across the globe”, Charles said.
The Bank also rewarded other corps members in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th -10th positions with N400,000, N250,000, N150,000, and N100,000 respectively.