Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP) has announced updates on the application for KWAPRENEUR 4.0, weeks after the application portal was closed after a period of one month.
KWAPRENEUR 4.0 received 11,696 applications, which cut across all the 16 local governments in Kwara State, the agency said in a statement on Thursday.
Applicants were received from various professions such as fashion designing, small-scale provision business, agriculture, transportation services, and much more, it added.
The statement reads: “Below is the breakdown of the 11,696 applications: 3467 agribusinesses (farming, foodstuffs, productions, and agro machineries); 340 construction; 1,155 food processing; 1,278 manufacturing; 74 transportation; 1159 ICT; 4,091 Trade; and 132 retail.
“96% of the applicants fall between the age range of 18yrs – 40yrs Old. At the same time, the ratio of males to females was 59.80% to 40.20%.
“At this juncture, It is important to state to the members of the public that our team of professionals is currently screening these applications to select the ones which meet up with the requirements and criteria of the programme.
“Starting this week, successful applicants will begin to receive text messages to inform them of the next stage of the process to determine the final beneficiaries of the Kwapreneur 4.0.
“We want to appeal to members of the public to continue to support the programme and the administration of His Excellency, which continues to show concern for the welfare of every member of the society.
“We also implore the public always to verify any information they have from official quarters in order not to fall victim to fake news peddlers.”
#SaferKwara: Governor AbdulRazaq Meets Army Chief
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq receives Commander 22 Armoured Brigade Ilorin Brigade General Adebayo Abdulrahman Babalola at Government House, Ilorin.
During the visit, the Governor explored strategies for strengthening security in the state with the Army chief.
Military personnel have made several efforts to dislodge security threats from the state.
The Army chief reiterated that the operations will be sustained to keep the state safer for peaceful and law-abiding residents.
Football is coming home! UK & Republic of Ireland set to host Euro 2028 as Turkey withdraw bid
The United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland look set to host Euro 2028 after the Turkish FA withdrew its bid to host the tournament.
The Turkish FA has officially withdrawn its bid to host Euro 2028 in order to focus on its plan to co-host the tournament with Italy in 2032. UEFA has now approved the joint proposal, which was first announced in July.
Turkey’s withdrawal from the 2028 bidding process means that the UK and Republic of Ireland’s bid will now run unopposed. Wembley Stadium hosted the semi-finals and final of the delayed 2020 European Championship, but the UK has not hosted an entire major tournament since 1996.
Both bids will require official approval at a meeting of UEFA’s executive committee on Tuesday. An official statement from UEFA read: “The presentations at that meeting will be an important part of the process which will take due consideration of the content of the bid submissions before reaching a decision.”
If approved, then Euro 2028 will be hosted in the UK and Ireland. Among the ten proposed stadiums are Wembley Stadium, Hampden Park and the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, as well as the currently unbuilt Bramley Moore Dock stadium in Liverpool and Casement Park in Belfast
Messi makes decision on when he will leave Inter Miami
Lionel Messi has reportedly decided where he will end his playing career, but it won’t be in Miami or Barcelona.
Messi’s Inter Miami contract is set to expire in 2025, at which point – according to El Nacional – he will look to return to boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys in his native Argentina. There is an option for the World Cup winner to extend his deal with Miami for an extra year, but the report states that he wants to retire in his homeland.
Messi left Barcelona in 2021 after more than two decades at the club, having joined the Spanish giants from Newell’s as a 13-year-old. He snubbed a return to Camp Nou when he left Paris Saint-Germain over the summer, and it now looks like a fairy tale return to Barca is never going to happen.
Messi scored 10 goals in his first seven games for David Beckham’s Miami franchise, but he has spent the past month injured. He will play a farewell match at Barcelona at some point, even if he does not return to play for the club
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