Young Entrepreneurship Training Programme (YETP)



Combating Youth Unemployment And Violent Extremism In Nigeria Through Youth Entrepreneurship

Nigeria’s economic situation is in “its worst possible time”, according to Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun. Millions of youths are indeed in critical economic conditions as recession continue to bite harder and unemployment rate increasing on a daily basis.  The National Bureau of Statistics has reported that the country’s unemployment rate has risen from 12.1% in the first quarter of 2016 to 13.3% as at the end of the second quarter. In the report, the bureau said the number of people that were unemployed or underemployed increased from 24.4 million as at the end of the first quarter to 26.06 million persons in the second quarter of 2016.

With glaring economic hardship, young people have become very restive and extremely violent in conduct at the slightest provocation. Recent happenings in many parts of Nigeria – Niger Delta, North East, Lagos, Kaduna, Kano and Katsina are clear indicators of violent extremism by young people. As youth unemployment continue to rise, kidnapping, armed robbery, and terrorism are entrenching themselves in the lives of restless youths who become both perpetrators and victims.

Consequently, unemployment, economic hardship, poverty, drug-taking, and other crimes become the order of the day among these youths living in shanty slums. Bad friends and peer influence further lead to escalation of youth involvement in criminal activities such as kidnapping, drug trafficking, illegal fuel bunkering, cultism, political thuggery, 419, child-prostitution, gambling, and human-trafficking. We believe that with the current economic situation, a more rapid and result-oriented approach to poverty alleviation must be applied to empower youths living in slums in Nigeria.

CVL (Centre for Values in Leadership) initiated a youth entrepreneurship, agro-processing and vocational skills acquisition programme that offers sustainable livelihood support and employment opportunities for youths in Nigeria over a 12 months period under the CVL Young Entrepreneurship Training Programme (YETP) – a national youth intervention programme. To be part of this youth empowerment scheme, the applicant must be a resident of the selected community and must be within the age brackets (18-to-40 inclusive). An applicant with a minimum of School Certificate or ability to read and write may be considered.

Project Purpose:

The main goal of this project is to combat violent extremism and youth unemployment through youth entrepreneurship, agriculture, and Information, Communication and Technological engagement with the youths in Nigeria.

Specific Objectives:

  1. Within 12 months enhance entrepreneurship skills of young people through entrepreneurship training, mentoring, and business internship.
  2. Within 12 months empower young entrepreneurs with start-up capitals to enable them establish, run and manage sustainable enterprises.
  3. Increase access to financial support for young people, through linkages to investors, credit banks, and other micro-finance houses for start-up capital and business growth/expansion purpose.
  4. Within 12 months, reduce youth restiveness and unemployment by creating job opportunities for young people.

The innovative idea of the young entrepreneur must come from one of the following sectors:

  1. Agriculture-Agro-processing, Fish Farming, piggery, poultry, etc.
  2. Creative Economy (Fashion, Photography, Creative Arts, Music and Film Entertainment)
  3. Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  4. Retail Trading (Buying and Selling, Agentship, broker, commission agent, etc.)

Strategic Approach:

  1. Self-Mastery/Leadership/Role Modelling
  2. Entrepreneurship Training
  3. Technical/Vocational Skills Acquisition
  4. Business Mentoring/Apprenticeship/Internship
  5. Technical Support (Business Plan Writing, Business Registration, etc.)
  6. Financial Support (Start-ups, Grants, Loans, & Growth Support)

Interested young people in the selected community must undergo the following


  1. Business and Entrepreneurship Training: The participants are enrolled for the 3month intensive training. The training will hold two or three times a week, totaling 16 or 24 days with a duration of 8hours each day. At the training, participants will be equipped with various business skills ranging from generating business ideas, feasibility study, writing business plans, to customer service, basic finance tools, personal development etc.
  2. Practical Internship with Business Mentors: After completing the 3-months entrepreneurship training, participants will be grouped/paired with business mentors in the same line of business for 3 months.
  3. Graduation/Allocation/Distribution of Start-up Capital: At the end of the 3months business mentorship, participants will be issued certificate of participation in entrepreneurship development. Each qualified participant will receive his/her start-up kits and/or cheque to start a new business or expand existing one.

Expected Results:

At the end of the project we expect the following result:

  1. Increased entrepreneurship skills for youths to enhance their ability to engage in sustainable self-employed businesses
  2. Increase access to financial partners through links to BOI, Heritage Bank, Sterling Bank, Fidelity Bank, etc. for single digit interest loan from the intervention funds.
  3. Youths are mentored and guided not only in business approach but also in leadership, community engagement and public conduct
  4. Reduced unemployment, violent and criminal activities youths are gainfully employed in enterprise development and now see themselves as role models worthy of emulation by other youths having now secured a sustainable means of livelihood.


Lagos State

Delta State

Adamawa State

Anambra State

Kano State

Kwara State


Project will be 100% delivered by CVL in partnership with other partners.

For further information on the project, please contact:  James E. Ebube on 0814 628 6645;; Modestus Nwaulu on: 08034746919,;

Comments 183

  1. Your Comment
    l sincerely want to say Thank u for this opportunity been giving to me to be among the beneficiary.

  2. Your Comment * It is interesting to have a platform like this for youths to engage themselves and so, my dream and love is to be part of this programme. Please take me there. Thanks. David Okoi Samuel

    1. I have always love to engage myself with one of your training doing it on my own is difficult seeing your offer gives me joy. if this is the only thing I will achieve this year am greatful please and please can I be a part of this?

  3. Thank u for this wonderful i want t be part of this into poultry number is 08037782465

      1. Awesome. So interested sir. I will be so elated to be among this opportunity. Thanks my number is 08162509184

  4. Please Sir /ma I will be grateful if this opportunity is given to me.

    I want to learn fashion designing


    1. Your Comment * i will so much love to be part of it, am interested in starting up q fish farming, please how so i join the next training. My Number is 08032457359.

  5. Your Comment * I will be very greatfull if i am part of this great idea, Am Omotayo Number 08186842950.
    information communication technology i will like to study.

  6. Your Comment * how can I be among those whose get the opportunities. lll be glad. and grateful of the program.

  7. That is good and interested. we have entrepreneurship center at Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education Kano purposely established to engage such kind of youth with entrepreneurial skills that can enable them to be selves-employee but the major issue is asses to CAPITAL for the start up new ventures. the center graduated over four thousands students in every year.
    Am very happy with your effort and wish to assist such youth in our center, please.

    1. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.
      I will be so great full if I will be part of this program
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  8. Your Comment *Am impressive about this great program this is what i’ve been looking for..i will be so much grateful if this opportunity is been giving to me

  9. Good day Sir/Ma, I’m a youth corps member currently serving in Osun state, I’ll be grateful if this program is extended to Osun state. I’m interested in Fish farming, Snail farming and Cassava cultivation, Thanks.

  10. Your Comment *Good day sir/ma!please I want to know when the next program will start because i am interested in fashion and designing and won’t like to miss out for this great opportunity,this my 07036032450.

  11. Thank you for this opportunity, I intend to be an Oil palm farmer and hope you would kindly grant the necessary entrepreneurship skill. 08021034981

  12. I Want To Be One of Youth That Will Be At The CVL Entrepreneur Training Program To Depend By Myself
    Phone: 08060637645

  13. Your Comment *am into fine and applied art
    how do I get this opportunity
    this is my line-07033621937

  14. Your Comment * I love this and am more interested in the poultry farming aspect, because that’s what I do for a living…..07014842808

  15. Thanks for this opportunity.
    I would love to be a part of it too.

    I intend going into Fashion Design but i’ve been trying to gather fund which i’m still in the struggle for.

    I’m very sure this training would be of huge benefit to me because i’ve been looking out for such opportunity ever since.
    I hope i would be privileged to be a part of this.

    Thanks and God bless the organizers of this great and life changing program.

  16. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. I would like to be a part of this empower program. I do like to go into fish production in Delta State.

  17. I for this rare opportunity. I would like to be a part of this empowerment program. I love fashion designing and will be glad if I can benefit from this program
    Oladeinde Araoluwa
    Ibadan 07069063569

  18. Your Comment fantastic*I would like to be part of the next program.oyeyinka oyerinde.08160845967

  19. Your Comment fantastic*I would like to be part of the next program on business(retail buying and selling).oyeyinka oyerinde.08160845967

  20. Thanks and God bless you for this wonderful opportunity. I would like to be a part of this empowerment program. I am interested in fashion designing and will be glad if I can benefit from this program.

  21. Your Comment hello gooday sir i will like to be part of the upcoming entrepreneurship training i will be so glad,happy if my request is been granted am patrick from lagos dis my no,08064494604

  22. Would sincerely appreciate this opportunity. Please when next is another training? Wanna go into fashionpreneurship. But funds raising for equipments is a bit high. Thanks

  23. sir i will like to be part of the upcoming entrepreneurship training i will be so glad if my request is been granted. My name is Damilola, I based in Lagos. 09090626897

  24. Please I am interested, I want to be part of this great opportunity my name is Emmanuel am based in lagos my phone number is 08064707369

  25. God bless u for this initiative. I’m really in need of a start up capital to invest in poultry & eggs. My contact is 07032912335,09090757990.
    I shall b grateful if u assist me.

  26. Thanks for this platform.
    Please, when is your next training coming up!? I am very much interested.

  27. Hello,

    I read about this program and sincerely I must say I was delighted . Please I request to be part of it in the ICT section . Thank you

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  30. I’m happy to see New thing happening in my nation I will be happy to be part of certain group of people to be a partaker I will like to learn fish pond of fashion design please update me 08106639967 thanks

  31. Please I’m very much interested in this, when is the next phase coming up? My number 09091229384

  32. I am interested in the program. Kindly keep me informed.

    SALAMI, Segun.

  33. How can I be a part of the development, will also want to impact in my own way towards actualizing this project. Am Okwuchukwu Gloria, 07064957052.

  34. This is a very wonderful opportunity, I must confess i’m very much fortunate to have come across this great opportunity, I’m so much interested in diverting into the fashion industry.. Please help me see my dream through. Jabbless.

  35. Please i am really interested in the progra,
    irrespective of the venue in Lagos. I’ll be awaiting your reply,thanks in anticipation.

  36. Pls l will really love this oppurtunty to be granted me to learn fashion design . so that l can help others in my environment.. if

  37. Why is it that you did not have you branch in ondo state, we are one Nigerian it should cut across all the can ondo youth be part of this programme

  38. How can I be part of this wonderful opportunity. I want to participate am from Delta State.
    Please I want to be involved and tell my story too.

  39. Goodevening. Pls i dont no if the YETP is still on.
    If it is please, I would be grateful if am opportune to be among the beneficiaries., here is my contact: 08063223708

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  41. I have been searching for a place that I can learn painting and decorating ma,I would be so happy If I could learn it here

  42. Please if the training is still on I will be highly happy because am interested in it . I need more information

  43. Please if this program is still on, I would love to participate especially in ICT training. I resides in Awka, Anambra state.

    HERE Z MY CONTACT 09079825936

  45. Plz I’m interested in this programme,I will be grateful if I will be part of it.I am interested in makeup or fashion designing.I’m from kano

  46. How can I affiliate my school of Entrepreneurship in ganye local govt Adamawa state known as JEPT School of Entrepreneurship ganye

  47. I will love to be part of this great movement, it’s awesome, I have longed wished to attend business classes

  48. I would love to be a part of the training to gain skills in rabbittry please am interested how can I register.

  49. Am interested
    I am a teacher. I would really value any training that can change my life for better.

    1. Am interested
      I am a teacher. I would really value any training that can change my life for better.

  50. A great opportunity for serious Nigerian youths indeed,
    I’ll really be grateful to be part of this great training programme in the area of website design and development,
    How can I get to register please.

  51. It will be my pleasure to be part of these training, i saw a lot that am interested to fix myself which I have value for, business, buying and selling, farming like snails and others I could get involved, fashion, Film entertainment so many others. We need to get to one to get to another. I just cannot thank you all enough indeed there are lots of upcoming leadership but due to lack of finances but we know that God never fail. Once again am so honored to be part of these wonderful testimony, God bless you all.

  52. I want to be part of this laudable project. To be trained and empowered which will translate to employment and job creation. My desire is to see myself among the beneficiary and at the end of the program I could add value to myself and the society at large

  53. Am interested in ur entrepreneurship programme how can I be of good benefici,cos am into farming and Drycleaning Service
    I want to learn more on how to manage
    Pls my whatapp 08033929936
    Thank u

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