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Canadian High Commission in Nigeria commends the Ugwumba Leadership Center

Today in Abuja, the Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa received a pat on the back from the Canadian High Commissioner, Mr. James Christoff, ably represented by the Political Counsellor, Mr. Andrew Webb in a meeting it had at the High Commission.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Andrew Webb commended the Center for its contributions to economic development in Nigeria, through its enterprise development programs that are aimed at creating jobs for the unemployed youths and empowering women with financial support.

Also speaking, Grace Mieszkalski, the Second Secretary (Political Affairs) at the High Commission applauded the Center for its gender sensitive programs. She equally advised the Center to apply for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in support of its economic development programs.

In his address, the President of the Ugwumba Leadership Center, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu informed that he founded the Center in 2018 to be able to support the Government of Nigeria and those of other African nations in reducing the rate of unemployment among the youths, which is the reason for the many social vices we have in the society today.

He thereafter used the opportunity to invite His Excellency, James Christoff, the High Commissioner to the grand finale of the 5th edition of the Ugwumba Enterprise Challenge, scheduled to hold at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja on December 13, 2022.

Earlier in his opening speech, Mr. Remy Chukwunyere, the Executive Director of the Center announced that the mandate of the Center is to raise a new generation of leaders and entrepreneurs for Africa. He thereafter informed that the center has supported the birth of over 5,000 small and medium enterprises in Nigeria and is currently serving a community of over 10,000 youths and women, who are daily benefiting from its leadership and enterprise development programs.

Mr. Remy Chukwunyere concluded by saying that a partnership with the Canadian High Commission would enable the Center expand the scope of its programs as well as impacts in the lives of youths and women in Africa.

It is believed that this meeting will birth a partnership that would better the lots of young people in Nigeria, soon.

Meanwhile, to apply for the 5th edition of the Ugwumba Enterprise Challenge and stand a chance to win any of our grant prizes: N1m, N700K, N500K, etc, please, visit now!


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Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa, 2022