Graduate of Mass Communication from the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Oluwatosin Fadiran has won Seven Hundred Thousand Naira Accessepreneur Contest at National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp in Kwara State.
‘Accesspreneur’ is a Business Plan Competition sponsored by Access Bank, under SAED Program where youths corps members in orientation camps are allowed to present proposals for defense after which the winner and runner-ups will be rewarded with a start-up grant.
Oluwatosin who graduated with Distinction from the Polytechnic emerged as 1st runner-up in a tight competition with graduates from other institutions.
While narrating his experience, he said thirty (30) contestants were selected across the ten (10) platoons at the orientation camp to submit Business Proposals.
He added that ten (10) out of the thirty (30) were shortlisted and out of ten (10) that were shortlisted, the best five (5) were subsequently selected to defend their business proposals.
According to him, “We submitted the proposal on 6th May 2023. The shortlisting was done on the 10th May 2023 for the final ten (10) while the grand finale was held today 11th of May 2023 and I came second with a seven hundred thousand naira grant”
“Upon this attainment, I’m so much delighted and I ascribe all appreciation and thanks to God Almighty who makes things possible. I thank the Management of Access Bank for helping me project my long-term aspiration, I thank NYSC Kwara State, I appreciate the Fadiran Family, the Federal Polytechnic Offa (My Alma Mata), and every individual, groups, and persons who in one way or the other contributed towards this success. I however dedicate this award to every willing and potential entrepreneur out there who is doing everything in their capacity to be self-reliant and dependent,” he added.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Engr. Dr. Kadiri Kamoru in his reaction congratulated him for making the Polytechnic proud. He noted that his victory is an attestation to the academic standard and entrepreneurial value embedded in the Federal Polytechnic Offa graduates.
The Rector congratulated Mass Communication Department and Entrepreneurship Development Centre of the Polytechnic and affirmed that the institution will continue to produce quality graduates for national growth and economic advancement in all ramifications.