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Fidelity Bank Empowers 200 Sokoto University Students

Fidelity Bank Plc and Gazelle Academy have trained 200 students of Sokoto State University (SSU) in the acquisition of skills in fashion design, handsets repair, cocktail and makeup.

Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Nnamdi Nwankwo who was represented by the bank’s Head of Recruitment, Chris Nnawe, said;

“The programme under Fidelity Youth Empowerment Academy Stream 7 (YEa7) is part of the bank’s cooperate social responsibility.”

“We in Fidelity bank have targeted programmes on education, environment and youth empowerment. This one you are witnessing today is part of fulfilling our promises to the society.”

“The programme started in 2016 at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka since then the bank and its partner, Gazelle Academy have visited more than five higher institutions in the country, as this one is stream 7 of the programme.”

“Youths are trained to acquire some skills to enable them to be self-reliant and also make them to be employers of labour even while in school.”

“At the end of the training, start packs will be given to each participant to aid him/her to start something of their own, after the undergraduates’ education, they can seek for soft loans from the Small, Medium Enterprise (SMEs) Department of the bank.”

However, founder of Gazelle Academy, Mrs. Muna Unuozo, said;

“The programme is aimed at equipping the students with skills that they can use while still in school or after graduation.”

“With the knowledge of the skill acquired, they can fend for themselves even while in school.”

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