The Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) in collaboration with His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife is set to host the Grand Finale of the Youth Empowerment Summit 2017 Tour with the theme “Youth Empowerment: A Panacea for Unemployment, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development”.

According to the National President of the Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN), Chris Kohol; YES2017 Grand Finale will have Nigerian young entrepreneurs and youths at all stages of business development: business leaders, youth entrepreneurs, mentors, budding entrepreneurs, investors, and government officials to discuss and x-ray the challenges and solutions to youth entrepreneurship and empowerment in Nigeria demonstrating YEN’s continued efforts and commitment in fostering youth entrepreneurship development and empowerment in Nigeria for sustainable growth and economic development.

According to him, Speakers and Special Guests of the YES2017 Grand Finale activities includes, His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife, Chief Host of the ground breaking event and H.E Muhammadu Buhari, H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, H.E. Dr. Bukola Saraki, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, Dr. Raymond Asemakaha, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, Sen. George Akume, Barr. Nyesom Wike, Dr. Mike Omotosho, Dr. Nnaemeka Obiaraeri, Love Idoko, Adebola Williams, Daniel Richard, Jack Rich, Akinwunmi Ambode, Gov. Ganduje, Gov. Abubakar Mohammed, Ojikutu Ahmed among other top business and political leaders in Nigeria.



The National President Mr. Chris Kohol also stated that YES2017 Grand Finale will also empower some selected youths across the North-Central, North-East, and North-West region of Nigeria. In this regard, the youths will receive free business funding/business tools through Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) and other YES2017 partners, free business websites, mentorship and special business training/capacity building to support start-ups and enable existing youth entrepreneurs boost their respective businesses across the country.

Also, YES2017 Grand finale will end with a Closing Dinner & Recognition Ceremony that will have in attendance captains of industries, public executives, political leaders, policies makers and business leaders from all areas of life. The Closing Dinner & Recognition Ceremony night will also recognize and celebrate personalities who has impacted positively on lives and contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nigeria through good governance and philanthropic works.


It’s interesting to know that Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) is a youth entrepreneurship organization headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria with presence/Diaspora Chapters in USA and UK with over 9.3 Million based membership championing youth entrepreneurship development in Nigeria and beyond. YEN as an entrepreneurship organization also offers a platform to entrepreneurs that allow their ideas to be harnessed and thrive through venture capitalism for economic growth, wealth creation & job creation.

According to Chris Kohol, the YES2017 Grand Finale is slated to hold at Sheraton Hotels, Ladi Kwali Hall, Maitama, Abuja on Saturday 9th December, 2017 by 8:00am while the Dinner & Recognition Ceremony holds at same venue at Sheraton Hotels by 6:00am.