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THE NEXT TITAN SEASON-6: Again, “Heritage Bank” Showcases Her Resolve To Continue To Boosts Entrepreneurship Among Nigerian Youths.

Members of the Audition Panel.
One of Nigeria’s most innovative banking service providers, Heritage Bank Plc, has again thrown its support behind the organizers of the entrepreneurial reality show, “The Next Titan”, so as to have a better and improved season six of the programme.

This year’s edition of the reality TV show is again being headlined by Heritage Bank and is targeted at giving young entrepreneurs an opportunity to display their ingenuity and talents through a programme focused on ensuring that the entrepreneurial goals of the Nigerian youths are achieved, had its auditions in four of the six geopolitical zones of the country.

Speaking at the audition which held the Sheba Event Centre in Lagos, the MD/CEO of the bank, Ifie Sekibo said that Heritage Bank has continued to make seamless efforts to demonstrate the bank’s commitment in developing and positioning youths to become world-class citizens equipped and ready to be absorbed into an increasingly competitive workforce.

According to Mr. Sekibo, “One of the reasons why we chose, as an organization, to support the entrepreneurial growth and welfare of the youths is to see young men and women play vital roles in the socio-economic development of the country and help curb the high level of unemployment”.
Th participants at the Audition,
Represented by the bank’s Head, Brand Management, Sustainability, Corporate Communications, Ozena Utulu, he said that Heritage Bank is positioned to lead the recovery of the economy through enhancing youth entrepreneurship development and engendering self-employment via its various initiatives and products, the drive to support youths seeks to create, preserve and transfer wealth across generations.

He explained that the entrepreneurial schemes of the bank has always focused on dependable job-creating sectors, such as the agricultural value chain (fish farming, poultry, snail farming), cottage industry, mining, and solid minerals, creative industry (tourism, arts and crafts), and ICT, stating that the bank supported this initiative because of its belief in Nigerian youth, who make up about 80 percent of the country’s population. 
John Adah, Ozena Utulu, Daberechi Ike-Obioha all from Heritage Bank .

On his part, the Executive Producer of The Next Titan, Mide Kunle-Akinlaja said that, “The idea behind the next titans is to create a Nigeria of our dreams, the roll calls of entrepreneurs with businessmen and women who will boost the nation’s economy and become employers of labour, It is not just an ordinary show but a show that transforms lives.”

According to him, The Next Titan over the past five years has been the only major entrepreneurial reality show in Nigeria, which provides an opportunity for young aspiring entrepreneurs with good business ideas that can transform the economy to compete among themselves on television in order to win a grand cash prize and a brand new car to start their dreams noting that it was a platform designed to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of the generality of young Nigerians who may not have the opportunity to participate directly through its regional auditions, but who can watch the TV show, and who can, as a result, take a decision to ply the route of entrepreneurship as a viable career option.

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