The World Bank is reinforcing publicity for a major intervention of its a day to the deadline. It is the bank’s Pre-Application process for its Empowerment Intervention Programme designed to provide Grant/Funding to entrepreneurs in all 774 LGAs in Nigeria. Targeted at men, women into business, school dropouts, physically challenged persons, farmers, miners, ICT professionals, actors and musicians, among others in that social bracket, the application would be by simply sending an SMS to this number: 08132733316.
According to a statement on this opportunity, the use of the SMS channel is so that ion will afford everyone interested could easily access to make his or her submission regardless of his or her location or level of technological expertise.
Each SMS will contain the following information about the applicant:
Nature of Work:
Local Government Area:
Once an application is received, such an applicant would be invited to the *World Bank Intervention Seminar scheduled to hold on October 22nd, 2018 at various centres in Nigeria. This, said the statement, is for proper documentation.
Meanwhile, the deadline for sending an application October 19th, 2018. The statement warned potential applicants categorically against bribing anyone whatsoever for this process, saying it is totally free and no applicant needs to have any connections to qualify in the entirely open process.
Intervention is not in a position to confirm immediately when this process began but it can speculate that the bank will confront a deluge of those crying exclusion on account of short notice. Most likely, these would be people whose access to the initial information on this might not have been there.