Ten entrepreneurs in Nsukka have received cheques of N300,000 each to boost their business at the Life Progress Booster Show, an initiative of Life Lager Beer, a brand committed to supporting small and medium scale entrepreneurs in South-East Nigeria.
Presentation of cheques was done on Sunday, September 10, 2017 by managers of the brand at Golden Valley Hotels and Suites, Ugwuawarawa, Nsukka, Enugu bringing the number of entrepreneurs who have benefited from the grant in 2017 to sixty.
Addressing the audience at the presentation ceremony, Mr. Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc. stated that the brand had increased the grant from N250,000 in 2016 to N300,000 and will support 200 entrepreneurs through the Progress Booster platform in 2017.
“Progress Booster is a programme with the sole aim of supporting the people of the South-East who have innovative business ideas to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of the people. This is the third set of entrepreneurs we are supporting this year, and we look forward to empowering other innovative business men and women,” Agu said.
Mr. Agu also noted that Life Progress Booster Show is a platform for budding businessmen and women to present their proposals and transform their ideas to reality.
“The Progress Booster Show was initiated to raise more entrepreneurs and self-dependent individuals in South-East Nigeria. Through the years, Life Continental Beer has focused on empowering its consumers, and it is committed to contributing to their successes and achievements,” said Agu.
Other guests at the event went home with consolation prizes such as bags of rice, gallons of oil, and many more exciting prizes from raffle draws.
The radio show airs on Hot 99.5 FM, Owerri every Saturday 7:30 – 8:30pm; Odenigbo 99.1 FM, Obosi every Friday 7:30 – 8:30pm; Family Love 103.9 FM, Umuahia every Saturday 7:30 – 8:30 PM and Solid 100.9 FM, Enugu every Friday 7:30 – 8:30pm.