BY CHARLES KUMOLU
A Non-Governmental Organisation, Students In Free Enterprise, SIFE, has introduced a platform to enable Nigerian youths contribute towards the realization of the Vision 20:2020.
Disclosing this in Lagos, Country Director of SIFE Nigeria, Mrs. Adesuwa Ifedi, who spoke at the 2011 SIFE National Competition for undergraduates, said the event will showcase efforts made by the students to transform the society.
The competition which featured students from Benue State University, Federal Polytechnic Idah, University of Abuja, University of Ado_Ekiti and University of Ibadan, also provided an avenue for the students to narrate their community entrepreneurial projects aimed at enhancing the livelihood of the people within their environments.
At the end of the competition, Benue State University won the first prize.
Ifedi noted that the students have distinguished themselves, adding that with their level of involvement, there is hope for the attainment of the nation’s vision 202020.
She said: “Over the last 10 years, the success of SIFE can only be measured by the quality of students that have passed through the program. Through their own efforts and the support of the SIFE community, SIFE teams have drawn from strength we never knew they had and given so many of us renewed hope in the possibilities that lie ahead.”
“Challenged by the problems in their communities they have indeed flexed their leadership muscles and become agents of change. In their own little ways, they contributed to the positive changes in their communities and helped build others whilst a lasting change was beginning within them.”
She noted that the organisation is presently in partnership with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, to create a sustainable environment through a project tagged: ‘Think Green’.