The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GSS Group of companies, Arc. Chukwudi Ezenwa has doled out the sum of N2.7 million naira in support of young entrepreneurs in Anambra state to mark his birthday anniversary. Arc. Ezenwa made the presentation today at the GSS Group’s office in Awka, the state capital.
Addressing the beneficiaries, the CEO disclosed that 2 million naira was earmarked to support 20 young entrepreneurs while a cash palliative of N20,000 was disbursed to 35 entertainers in Awka. The GSS boss disclosed that over 3000 persons applied for the grant on his social media handles where it was announced noting that the applications were critically scrutinized by a team he set up to ensure transparency in the process.
In his words, “We have a whole lot of great business ideas from young persons but unfortunately, there are no financial support. I’ve been through this hurdle and perfectly understand how funding can make or mar businesses hence why I decided to support these young people. It gives me great joy watching young businesses thrive”. He implored the recipients not to relent or be deterred in their business growth but focus on actualizing their vision and mission.
While commending the young entrepreneurs, Mr. Ezenwa called on Government and wealthy individuals to lend support to young entrepreneurs. On the choice of entertainers for the cash palliative, the GSS Chairman noted that the entertainment sector suffered great blow from the pandemic that ensued early this year as social events were brought to a halt hence the need to support them.
“We didn’t just support the entertainers, we had a roundtable to discuss the future of Entertainment in Anambra state”, he stated. In attendance at the Grant awards were the MD, Anambra Drainage & Forest Preservation Agency, Chief Chido Obidiegwu; DG, Digital Entrepreneurship Office, Engr. Ifeanyi Aniagoh; MD Orpet Group, Mr. Chidi Nwakpadolu, the Legal Adviser of GSS Group, Barr. Anthony Agbasiere and the Vice Chairman, GSS Group, Mr. Ben Ezemma.
Congratulating the recipients in their separate remarks, the guests encouraged them to make good use of the grant in giving their businesses the needed boost.