2016 LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC)

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The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), operator of the NNPC/Shell/ Total/Agip Joint Venture (SPDC JV) announces the 2016 LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme for youths from Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States.

LiveWIRE is a youth enterprise development programme supported by the SPDC JV.  The programme aims to inspire, encourage and support young entrepreneurs aged 18-35 to start their own businesses through the provision of training and start-up finance.


2016 LiveWIRE Nigeria Programme

The LiveWIRE programme objectives are to:

Enable youths to establish businesses by providing business planning and management skills through the ‘Become a Successful Business Owner Course’.

Provide business startup grants for candidates with the best business plans. 

Link successful candidates to third parties like banks, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and allied financial institutions.

Provide a volunteer mentoring programme for successful candidates.

Programme Content

Pre-startup:- Value and Organise Yourself (VOY)

Bright Ideas workshop

Business Planning & Management (Become a Successful Business Owner)

Value Chain Analysis workshop

Business Startup (How to access finance & technology)

Post-startup (Mentoring, Incubation, Market linkages)  

Applications Eligibility 

  • Male and female applicants from Bayelsa Delta and Rivers States aged between 18-35;
  • Must possess a university degree or HND
  • Must possess the  NYSC discharge certificate or certificate of exemption;
  • Must be resident in Delta, Bayelsa, or Rivers States;
  • Must have an innovative business idea; and
  • Must desire to own and manage a business.

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