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Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited has empowered Nigerian youths with entrepreneurship and employability skills in its two-day program themed ‘Youth Empowered’.

The program which took place in Abuja had sessions such as career planning, LinkedIn profile mastery, use of artificial intelligence and other digital tools, Financial Literacy, and so on. The two-day program had 1,000 participants.

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“We recognise the immense potential young people hold as catalysts for societal progress and economic growth. Through #YouthEmpowered, we are committed to equipping young Nigerians with highly in-demand professional and entrepreneurial skills that will enable us to contribute meaningfully to the progress of our society,” Olukemi Ogunsakin, corporate affairs and sustainability lead at NBC, said.

While emphasising the pivotal role of youth in positive change and progress, she said, “The initiative is proving to be a driving force for positive change, nurturing the next generation of young, skilled, and impactful leaders poised to drive socioeconomic development in the country. Our goal is to extend our reach further, to touch the lives of other young Nigerians across the country.”

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Tayo Olosunde, co-founder and executive director at Mind the Gap said, “We are excited to team up with the Nigerian Bottling Company to unleash the potential of youths in our nation’s capital. Through dynamic initiatives like #YouthEmpowered, we are not just dreaming of a better Nigeria but we are actively crafting it.

“I am positive that as we continue to invest in nurturing their young minds, we are ultimately paving the way for a future where innovation, growth, and prosperity thrive. And by doing that, we would be building the Nigeria of our dreams,” he said.

Building on the success of previous editions at the University of Lagos, Yaba College of Technology, and Lagos State University, Youth Empowered by NBC makes contributions to communities across the country including a recent engagement at Oniru, Victoria Island.