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International Workers’ Day 2020 Entrepreneur Grant

International grants will be disbursed to Nigerian entrepreneurs in an attempt at reviving the economy that is faced with the tremendous effect of the global pandemic, Covid- 19 (Coronavirus). Existing entrepreneurs and startups will be encouraged, financially and this will be done in commemoration of the International Workers’ Day, May 1.

Prospective entrepreneurs and startups are required to apply, in order to qualify.

To apply, click on OR visit the URL below to submit your details, only qualified applicants based on the details submitted would be contacted to write. Avoid multiple entry.

Qualified persons would be required to write a 1-page word document on How ₦5 million Can Help Grow or Kick-start my Business or Profitable Endeavor.

Applications made after the deadline (Friday, 8th May, 2020) would NOT be processed if application limit is reached.


Age: 18 – 45 years of age;

Business must be domiciled in Nigeria, but NOT necessarily registered;

Deadline: 11:59pm (WAT), Friday, May 8th, 2020.

NB: You are not to pay anyone for this registration as we have not be asked to do so, and all intellectual property sent would be protected under law.

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    Akindele olasunkanmi

    28th April 2020 at 10:26 am

    Thank you very much, am really honoured and in anticipation for your support.

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      Ekong Winner Friday

      4th May 2020 at 5:53 pm

      God will pay you back abundantly, thanks for this great opportunity,

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        Christian Chinedu

        6th May 2020 at 4:48 pm

        Prior to my tertiary instution, I have more than twice worked in a business centre where I do major works but earn little as salary. I have always thought of having my own venture where I can explore what I can and employ handy individuals to attain industrious heights. Am in my mid-service(NYSC) year now, to be concluded by October, and if granted this life-changing offer, I will put in place measures to attain greater height and become a good entrepreneur. Thank you!

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    29th April 2020 at 10:40 am

    Thank you very for great opportunity

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    Fabiyi adetunji akinbode

    30th April 2020 at 9:58 am

    Thanks very much for the great opportunity

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    Osunjoku gertrude chioma

    30th April 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Covid19 to tackle it and great awareness to the masess in our nation 2020

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    Uwemedimo Ekaette

    30th April 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks so much for this great post-covid-19 pandemic initiative to help entrepreneurs bounce back after the crash. God bless you.

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    30th April 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Great job

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      Pauline Eze

      7th May 2020 at 4:49 pm

      I’m into grains business n I hope to boost my business if I’m given the opportunity with 5 million I will get a warehouse for parking the goods at a cheaper rate n also retail it at a cheap rate too,God bless the givers n I promise to make good use of the opportunity if am considered thanks.

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    Maduabuchi Joseph Nwosu

    30th April 2020 at 5:46 pm

    This is good news. Thank you for serving humanity.

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    Nwachi Ugochukwu Emeka

    30th April 2020 at 6:08 pm

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    1st May 2020 at 9:38 am

    With 5million i will build on my land,and open my own fashion house,start up my rental business,like canopies,chairs,tables,pots, clowns,and father Christmas.

    If this wish is granted to me,i will be the most happiest human on Earth,and others will grow through me.

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      Eya Rita Amoge

      1st May 2020 at 2:30 pm

      Wow that’s a great offer

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      Chom Jil Teyei

      6th May 2020 at 10:41 pm

      Am so honored. To be a partaker of this great them.. thanks so much and God bless you. Stay safe

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      Ope Adebeshin

      8th May 2020 at 12:12 am

      Go and complete the Google form when you are contacted then you can write your essay on how the 5m will improve your business

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    Ilesanmi Timmy

    1st May 2020 at 7:20 pm

    This is nice one with 5 million my life has changed to good I will set up my business buy and in fact bye bye for poverty Gob bless you for this

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    Faith Ayegba

    1st May 2020 at 8:58 pm

    This is a massive intervention. Thank you for the initiative..

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    Oyedapo Toyin Hannah

    2nd May 2020 at 8:07 am

    Thank you to international workers. Thanks for serving humanity

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      Onyenkwere Obioma Charles

      3rd May 2020 at 12:10 pm

      My name is Onyenkwere Obioma Charles, Engineering by Profession, an Enterprenuer in so many businesses such as Consultant in Energy, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Writing Business Proposals, Feasibility Studies, Facilitator, Trainer/ Coach, Resume Writing Expert, Digital Marketing Consultant.
      I have an online shops that deals with Adults and Children’s Tablets. Secondly, I also have a clothing line that deals with Men’s and Lady’s Wears complete A-Z.
      I have plans to establish a foundation company where i can be able to give back to the society.
      With 5 Million Naira, grant I will be able start my importation business of the Tablets and Fabrics for my clothing line.
      If this grant is granted to me i will be so grateful because it will be a dream come through and others will grow through me.
      Thank you for this initiative to assist us grow our business. I will not take it for granted.
      I’m anticipating for a favorable assistance.


      Onyenkwere Obioma Charles

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        Michael Ekata

        4th May 2020 at 7:52 am

        Thank you very much for this great opportunity

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        Tobiloba Odeyinka

        8th May 2020 at 8:33 pm

        I believe it’s gonna work out, mostly especially at this moment of great distress across the world. Gid bless the provider. I hope to get the grant soon

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    UBANI Samuel C.

    2nd May 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you for this initiative to assist us grow in business, I will not take in for granted.

    Anticipating for a favorable assistance

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    Engr. Henry Aik

    2nd May 2020 at 10:34 pm

    I really appreciate the initiators of this scheme. Very ingenious and timely especially in a time the entire world is in a dire need for economic resuscitation!!!

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      Charles Osim

      8th May 2020 at 9:29 am

      Thank you so much for this opportunity I sincerely hope to be a beneficiary as I long to use my grilling business to encourage good healthy lean meals while at the same time empower young enterprising men to be productive and self reliant rather than total dependancy on the government.

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    Emebo Maureen onyemaechi

    3rd May 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity, first, when I get the five million naira (5000000),I will expand my catering business to larger space and increase my products thereby creating more employment opportunities to people here in Lagos State.i will make sure that my company is properly registered and recognized through out Nigeria and other countries at large. I will also ensure that my staff are well trained and equipped to work effectively on uniform. Most importantly, due to this problem of corona virus 🦠,I will make sure that hygiene is my number one ☝️ priority and I will get every member of my company texted first and by ensuring that the staff and management of my company are maintaining all the safety majors for preventing the spread of the virus. I will equally take a high security measures to make sure that my rules are well kept for the safety of both the workers and the customers as well.

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    Damilare Idowu

    3rd May 2020 at 1:21 pm

    What a great platform than this. Only God can pay you back. This Cov19 has affected a lot of start up business true. Thanks for this opportunity

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    Solomon Bitrus Mutah

    3rd May 2020 at 1:25 pm

    I’m super grateful for this wonderful opportunity, I am into farming business for over four years now in Wurajebe, Adamawa state. My farming products includes beans,rice,vegetables,banana,plantains,fruits etc. I do supply so many states like Lagos,Kanu,Ogun and many others. Immediately I receive the five million naira (5000000)grant, I will enlarge my farming business and get more farming equipments ,tools and facilities. Secondly, I will create more awareness of my farm through television broadcast,social marketing,magazine, etc inside and out of the country. Thirdly , I will create employment opportunities by employing more 50 workers to enable faster growth of my business and to supply more products at cheaper rate to the community to help them survive the present pandemic of corona virus. I will also ensure all the necessary safety measures by the workers for the safety of the society.

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    Oba ohenekaro

    4th May 2020 at 9:23 am

    This is great

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    Chisom Daniel Akanazu

    4th May 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I will be glad if am granted the sum of 5 million naira, I will make sure I use it to rent a better shop in a strategic place and expand my business of laundry and dry cleaning in creating more opportunities for job employment in a way that will benefit not just me but my fellow Nigeria positively. It will be a dream come true to have a well equipped laundry shop to do more descent job and to value to humanity.

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    Tunji Jacob Alagbe

    6th May 2020 at 1:30 pm

    May God Almighty repay you in double fold as you are putting in mind we that are not financially boryant in our various business. May God open your mind to do more for the lease prevailage

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    6th May 2020 at 2:45 pm

    This will actually go a long way to revive the economy status of the nation👍

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    Dorcas Stephen Adikwu

    6th May 2020 at 4:14 pm

    This is truly a blessing to us at this very moment. If am blessed with this 5million naira my life will change for the better. I will expand my fishery farm. Buy all I need in a better location. Employ workers.

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    ADEGBOLA Ezekiel aderoju

    7th May 2020 at 2:33 am

    This is an excitement,l have been waiting for this kind opportunity to bring up my business dream to reality, firstly am a graduate of building technology,I have orientation in block making production,in which have been practicing it, since I graduated but I don’t have enough money to back it up to meaningful stage,I need money to buy the movevable equipment, like tipper,and others new develop equipment, like vibrator machine ,so If am granted this opportunity of 5million I will use it efficiently to strengthen my block industry business

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    Ruth Kingsley

    7th May 2020 at 8:59 am

    Thank u

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    England Bitrus Daniel

    7th May 2020 at 9:18 am

    Truly its a blessing and opportunity for us to partake more especially the graduate underemployment.
    God bless DCC

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    7th May 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Hey Team Connect Nigeria,

    Just stumbled onto this post now and what caught my attention was the name of the author ‘ Press Release’

    While my comment is a bit off-topic I’d like to know the requirements to publish a press release on your site.

    Thank you. Looking forward to your reply.


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    Uwaoma Okoli Silver

    8th May 2020 at 3:56 am

    It is interesting to see your grant project. It shall go a long way in reversing our shattered economy. What surprised me is; why do you limit possible beneficiaries within the age brackets of 20-45 or something like that. Does it mean that productivity has age limit?

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