Venture Garden Group has said it will partner with Nigerian Economic Summit to lift 50 per cent of unemployed youths out of poverty in the next five years.

According to a statement by the group, the Co-Founder, VGG, Kunmi Demuren, stated this during the signing of partnership with the Chess in Slums Africa initiative in Lagos recently.

Demuren said, “As a group that has extensive experience in serving both in public and private sectors, it is looking at lifting 50 per cent of unemployed youths out of poverty and set them up for success while adding that the VGG was created to solve every day African challenges such as energy, healthcare, education, aviation, financial services and social services.

“We know that the NESG is a private sector-led think-tank and policy advocacy group that means well for the sustainable development of Nigeria and this is why we are going to work with them to be able to come up with policies that we know can benefit the children and youths.”

He added that the group was focused on the Chess in Slum initiative as a way to unlock the potential of children and has set aside $1m to be able to impact one million children in the next five years.

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