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IFEGUNNI AZUKA MICHAEL Profile

IFEGUNNI AZUKA MICHAEL

National Provost

Azuka is a brilliant and innovative young entrepreneur cum Economist with long term investments in Project Management, Real Estate and Logistics. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Azutel Integrated Ventures. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife Osun State, where he obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) Economics & Education and a Diploma in Computer Technology from the same University. Azuka is a self-motivated, creative and discipline personality. He is committed to youth development and passionate about youth entrepreneurship development. Over the years he has coached, mentored and supported many youths to become resourceful. Azuka Michael is currently the Vice President of Youth Network for Change (YNC) a Non-Governmental Organization headquartered in Lagos Nigeria. He is also serving as the Public Relations Officer of Global Council of Diplomats. He has huge experience in NGO management, youth development, youth empowerment, youth entrepreneurship development. Azuka is a professional motivational speaker, networker, Information Technology Expert, Trainer, an activist, businessman and entrepreneur. He is a Lagos based entrepreneur and a native of Delta State born and raised in Lagos Nigeria. He has vast experience to contribute to the YEN’s vision.

Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN)

What We Do

All the programs of Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) are focused on the Nigerian youth with the sole aim of harnessing their talents for the economic development of Nigeria. Our programs include:

  • Advocacy.
  • Funding.
  • Mentorship & Business Clinic Solutions.
  • Capacity Building & Development.
  • Entrepreneurship Development.
  • Advisory Services.
  • Skills Acquisitions.
  • Training & Consultancy.
  • Industry Research & Information Bank.
  • Trade-Fair & Exhibitions.
  • Professional Networking.
  • YEN Awards.
  • Economic and Entrepreneurship Summits, Conferences, workshops, seminars, town hall meetings, Annual Lecture Series and others.
  • Entrepreneurship Social Events.

Why We Do It

  • To curb the alarming rate of poverty and unemployment amongst Nigerian youths.
  • To reduce the over dependence of youths on the government.
  • To curb social vices, youth restiveness and enhance peace and unity.
  • To enhance and promote entrepreneurship culture and ecosystem in Nigeria that will create sustainable wealth.
  • To support the development of Nigerian economy (GDP) into top-notched economy.
  • To immensely contribute to the actualization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • To create new generational business leaders that will impact Nigeria and the world with disruptive innovations.
  • To create social and economic impact to Nigeria and the world at large.
  • To harness the talents of the youths and give them a clear future.

Aims & Objectives

  • To empower, support and encourage young Nigerians in the participation of entrepreneurship through access to finance, mentorship, entrepreneurship training, networking and technical support.
  • To selflessly champion the cause of young entrepreneurs at the local, regional and national level, through engagement with governments, the media, the public, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • To raise and build future world-class entrepreneurship leaders that will create positive impact to Nigeria and the world socially and economically.
  • To collaborate with relevant government institutions and other organizations in proffering solutions to issues affecting young people in business in Nigeria.
  • To connect, unify and build the capacity of young entrepreneurs across Nigeria, so as to drive trade, advocate for change and enhance the entrepreneurship culture and ecosystem.
  • To be positioned as the sole representative of Nigerian young entrepreneurs in all negotiations’ and consultations with governments and their agencies on matters of policy affecting the conduct and practice of business and entrepreneurship in Nigeria.
  • To promote and protect the professional interests of all members of the organization.
  • To set and improve the standard of services being rendered by entrepreneurs to the general public and as well establish and maintain good relationship with the members of the public.
  • To advocate for policies conducive for creating a strong entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem.
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