Tony Elumelu Foundation wants more applications from entrepreneurs in the north


Mr Ezekiel Shammah, Manager, Jos Branch of the United Bank for Africa (UBA), has advised entrepreneurs in the north to show more interest in business start-up grants offered by the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF).

“Applications for business seed money and other services offered by TEF are abysmally low from the north, when compared with the entries from other parts of the country. Northern entrepreneurs should explore the opportunities offered by TEF,” he said on Monday.

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Shammah, a representative of TEF in Plateau, who spoke at a press press briefing in Jos, particularly urged young entrepreneurs in the north to show more interest in the foundation’s grants.

He said that the foundation was offering 5,000 dollars each, to innovative youths, and challenged them to apply for the fund to step up their businesses.

“The foundation also provides business development…

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