Accenture Nigeria drives skills project

Accenture Nigeria has empowered four NGO's

Accenture Nigeria, a management consulting and technology service company, has empowered four Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) under its “Skills to Succeed” programme, aimed at creating jobs and building businesses to equip 250 000 global citizens by 2015.

This is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiative.

The programme – which had Fate Foundation, the Sickle Cell Foundation, Junior Achievers of Nigeria and Youth Business Initiative as beneficiaries – is designed to align with the company’s corporate citizenship focus- building skills to get a job or build a business.

To achieve this, the company is also working with a number of strategic partners including Women in Management and Business (Wimbiz) and Students in Free Enterprise (Sife).

“Developing the skill and talent of our people is at the heart of our business and it is what we do every day, and we recognise that in a fast-changing multi-polar world, skills are key drivers of economic empowerment for both individuals and communities,” says Niyi Yusuf, Accenture Nigeria Country Manager.

Yusuf says it is more critical than ever to have the right skills to build confidence and capabilities that will create employment and independence.

Adedotun Sulaiman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Youth Business Initiative (YBI) said, “this is the time to equip young people with appropriate training and retraining that would enable them participate in and contribute to the development of their local environment and the world as a whole”.

Bimbo Omitooki