Article Credit: Chukwunanuekpere – July 19, 2021
With Nigeria’s population growing exponentially, along with the rising unemployment situation, the need for financial independence cannot be overemphasized.
According to recent data from the World Bank, Nigeria’s Gross National Income (GNI) per capita is N700, 978. GNI per capita is the measure of a country’s annual income divided by its population size. It is also an excellent way to measure the general standard of living of the average citizen.
Also, available data shows that Nigeria’s population has grown exponentially, with young Nigerians making up the largest share of the national population (42.5%). With this development, the need for financial independence cannot be overemphasized.
As a move to bridge this gap, the Chief Executive Officer, GMYT Fashion Academy, Princess Kelechi Oghene, has awarded free scholarships to prospective students across the country to study fashion.
This is coming even as she marks another year to her age on earth.
According to her, “It is another amazing year of my life and I am so glad for what I have been able to achieve thus far, though I must say It hasn’t been an easy journey but through God, hard work, determination and the drive to succeed has taken us to where we are today even though I am certain that it’s only just beginning
“In the spirit of my birthday celebration 07/19/21 Gmyt Fashion Academy is giving out free scholarships to 10 prospective students worth over N10 million through our foundation initiative (Gmyt Foundation) as you know we have a goal to train over 5000 youth before 2030, early this year, we gave over 20 scholarships worth over N20 million, this is just our own little way of reducing unemployment through fashion so that our community would be a better and safer place for us all to leave in and we are not stopping anytime soon.
“Excellence they say is the gradual result of always striving to do better. We have indeed worked really hard and it is obviously paying off.”