Total Nigeria Plc has conveyed its determination to empower young entrepreneurs in Nigeria through its contest, ‘Startupper of the Year by Total’.
Total Plc said that the contest was initiated in Nigeria and 33 other African countries to identify, reward and provide support to the best business creations and development projects within two years of existence.
Speaking at a media briefing in Lagos, the Managing Director, Total Nigeria Plc, Mr. Alex Vovk, said the contest was aimed at supporting young Nigerian entrepreneurs below the age of 35, through financial support, customised coaching, as well as an impactful and rewarding label.
Vovk revealed that the company had realised that young entrepreneurs were not interested in financial support, but empowerment and visibility. He added that the process which kicked off this month would begin with the opening of the online platform, where talents would present their ideas and the winning projects awarded the tag: ‘Startupper of the year 2016 by Total’
He reiterated that as part of efforts to prepare a sustainable energy future in Africa, the company is implementing ambitious exploration programmes and continuous efforts to increase oil fields reserves in production.