A non-governmental organisation, Busybee Academy, yesterday conducted one day training and empowerment business summit for over 45 youths from various North states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to equip them with entrepreneurial skills in event planning and management.
Speaking with LEADERSHIP WEEKEND the managing director of the firm, Mrs. Bisi Sotunde, said that the training had been consistent in Lagos due to the passion to exceed expectations and impact more lives through empowerment but the first time to hold in Abuja.
According to her, the summit seeks to address the challenges of event professionals in the industry as well as bringing on board, business consultants and seasoned experts to share their wealth of experiences and proffer solutions to burning issues at hand.
“The group has recorded successes in so many ways and has contributed to the growth of the SMEs sector in the event space in Nigeria,” she said.
By the grace of God, in today’s event we have entrepreneurs from Northern states such as Kano, Kaduna, Plateau and Nasarawa respectively who have are also doing this training today.
“The brand has carved a niche in the industry by providing a platform for empowerment, proffering solutions to struggling businesses through its mentoring/coaching programmes, masterclass/business summit and through its event planning and decoration course.
“The summit targets existing event professionals who are looking to grow and expand their business beyond. One of the benefits of attending, is business support service and follow up plan which ensures that all participants implements, thus experiencing quantum leaps.”
In his remark, project manager, BusyBee Event Business Summit, Mr. Tunji Aadi, said that safety is a major course that mentees must undergo before graduation, saying, “Safety is part of our courses. We have a must safety class which mentees must attend and one of the things you must graduate with is getting safety certified.”
She said that the group’s support system for entrepreneurs is worth more than physical cash.
“The Busybee would not fund financially, but the support system they give is second to none. All of the impacts are better than physical cash,” she said.