Each year, Shell LiveWIRE Nigeria program provides finance and training for young entrepreneurs in the Niger Delta to set up and grow their business
Shell LiveWIRE is a social investment programme that aims to help young Nigerians explore the option of starting their own business as a real and viable career option. Its objective is to provide support and access to guidance to Nigerian young entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 30.
LiveWIRE a Shell global community initiative was launched in Nigeria in 2003 to encourage young people to see starting a business as a desirable and viable career option. The programme exposes undergraduates and postsecondary school leavers to basic business principles and start up funds for business establishment. The programme has trained 3408 young people since 2003, of which 908 have received awards .