The Enterprise Graduate Empowerment Scheme,EGES
Enterprise Bank has introduced a new
scheme to cater for young graduates who are
brimming with ideas but do not have the financial
capacity to bring their dreams into reality.It’s aim is to give them the financial backup to become successful entrepreneurs.
The Enterprise Graduate Empowerment Scheme,EGES was inspired by a personal
experience the Chief Executive
Officer of the bank, Mr. Ahmed Kuru, had in an
encounter with a bright but unemployed young
The scheme was designed to bridge the gap
between the innovative entrepreneurial ideas of
young school leavers and access to the right
financial support to transform the ideas into
concrete money making enterprises.
University or Polytechnic graduates
of three years or less before the time of
application can apply through the bank’s website
for a pre-qualification exercise.Candidates who meet the banks
criteria will now be invited, taken through an
intensive business appreciation programme, where
they will learn practical book keeping, market
intelligence, human resource management,
conceptualisation and implementation of business
proposals among others.
At the end of the programme, a test will be
administered to select those that will participate in
It is an agenda of growth towards promoting the micro, small and
medium enterprise sector of the economy.
EGES is meant to access
the relatively unbanked sector of the economy by
altering the negative mindset of the public that
Nigerian banks would not support new and growing
I think Nigerian graduates should make use of this opportunity while it lasts.