The Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme for Young Entrepreneurs


We will provide an overview of the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme. A revolutionary initiative aimed at empowering young people in the Niger Delta states to become successful entrepreneurs.

The Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme for Young Entrepreneurs

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) is proud to announce the launch of the 2018 SPDC JV LiveWIRE Programme. This initiative is set to revolutionize opportunities for young individuals. Paving the way for them to create and develop their businesses. Ultimately contributing to a more vibrant economy and fostering fulfilled communities.

Youth Enterprise Development with LiveWIRE Nigeria

LiveWIRE Nigeria is a dynamic youth enterprise development program generously supported by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). The program’s core objectives are:

  • Cultivating Entrepreneurial Mindsets: Raise business awareness among final-year university students, encouraging them to view entrepreneurship as a valid career option.
  • Ideation and Development: Assist youths in discovering and developing business ideas through engaging Bright Ideas Workshops.
  • Business Planning and Management: Provide comprehensive business planning and management guidelines through the Become A Successful Owner Manager Course (BSOM) for those aspiring to start their businesses.
  • Recognition and Rewards: Organize awards for the best business plans. Also, granting access to micro-credit facilities through partnerships with banks, NGOs, and allied financial institutions. Also, it recognizes and rewards young entrepreneurs who sustain their businesses for 2 to 3 years with annual awards.
  • Mentorship & Resource Center: Establish a volunteer mentoring program drawing mentors from various sectors. Including oil & gas, banking, and social voluntary sectors. Print and provide information on youth enterprise at LiveWIRE Resource Centre, serving as a valuable hub for budding entrepreneurs.

Eligibility Criteria of the LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme

To participate in the LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme, you must:

  • Age: 18 – 35 years
  • Region: Residents of Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Abia, Imo, or Akwa-Ibom states
  • Qualification: University degree or HND in any discipline
  • NYSC: Completed NYSC (if applicable)
  • Employment: Not currently employed
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: Passionate about starting and managing your own business

Benefits Of the Programme

The LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme offers many benefits for young entrepreneurs and joint venture partners. Young entrepreneurs gain access to high-quality programs and opportunities designed to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit and equip them with the skills needed to succeed. Additionally, the program provides valuable resources and networking opportunities to help them launch and grow their businesses.

For joint venture partners, LiveWIRE offers a chance to enhance their public image and brand. By demonstrating their commitment to local economic development. The program’s focus on youth development and small businesses also provides a platform for engaging with government officials and future leaders. Fostering positive relationships, and contributing to the overall growth and stability of the region. Finally, LiveWIRE provides opportunities for employee volunteering. Allowing companies to give back to the community and connect their employees with meaningful experiences.

Apply Now

If you are aged 18 to 35 from the Niger Delta states, possess an innovative business idea, desire to own and manage a business, hold a University degree or HND in any discipline, and are not in paid employment. Apply now to be part of this transformative program.

LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme Activities

The LiveWIRE Nigeria programme is a youth enterprise development initiative designed to achieve these key activities:

  1. Young Business Leaders Awards: A prestigious cash awards program recognizing young owner-managers who have excelled in business for up to 2 years. Awards focus on progress in production/service, financial growth, employment opportunities generation, and improvements in management strategies.
  2. Bright Ideas and BSOM Workshops: Engaging workshops designed to stimulate the exchange of ideas, encourage meticulous planning for viable business ideas, and provide a solid foundation for starting businesses. Outstanding participants from Bright Ideas Workshops have the opportunity to complete the BSOM training workshop, opening avenues for awards and/or micro-credit through partner organizations.
  3. Business Awareness Forum: An introductory forum offering basic insights into enterprise for graduating university students. Identified potential business owners will receive further assistance through a short BSOM course.
  4. Business Information and Enquiry Service: Providing Business Opportunities Profiles (BOPs) to introduce young people to the requirements for starting specific businesses. Including capital, legalities, technical and human resources, and market opportunities.

Embark on your entrepreneurial journey with LiveWIRE Nigeria and pave the way for a brighter, more prosperous future! Apply now to turn your innovative business idea into reality. For further information and application forms, visit the LiveWIRE Nigeria website.

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