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Shell Nigeria LiveWIRE 2023 Program for Nigerian Entrepreneurs


The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), which operates the NNPC/Shell/Total/Agip Joint Venture (SPDC JV), has officially launched the 2018 SPDC JV LiveWIRE Programme, with a specific focus on empowering youths from Niger Delta states.

LiveWIRE aims to enhance opportunities for young individuals to actualize their potential by fostering the creation and growth of their businesses. These enterprises are envisioned to contribute to a more robust economy and communities with young people who are fulfilled.

LiveWIRE Nigeria is a youth enterprise development program backed by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC).


  • Applicants who are indigenes of Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River or Edo States and who must be residents in their state of origin.
  • Must possess a University degree or HND in any discipline. Must not be in paid employment.
  • Must have an innovative business idea.
  • Must desire to own and manage a business.
  • Must not be a business owner for more than three (3) years. Applicants must not have previously benefitted from any Shell Community Skills & Enterprise Development Social Investment programme such as LiveWIRE, Community Skills Training, Agricultural programme, etc.
  • Business Plan to relate to specified value chain sectors/areas, i.e.:
    • Agriculture
    • Clean Energy Solutions/Oil and Gas Social Enterprise
    • Manufacturing
    • Retail and Wholesale
    • ICT and Telecommunications.
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The Program aim to;

  • Raise business awareness amongst final year university students to encourage them to see starting a business as a valid career option
  • Assist youths to discover and develop business ‘ideas’ through Bright Ideas Workshops
  • Make available to youths that want to go on to start a business, business planning and management guidelines and skills through the Become A Successful Owner Manager Course (BSOM)
  • Run awards for best business plans, the price of which gives access to micro-credit facilities, through third parties like banks, NGOs and allied financial institutions
  • Run an award for young people who have sustained a business for 2 to 3 years and continue the award on an annual basis
  • Provide a volunteer mentoring program for those who have completed the training course and decide to pursue starting their own business. Mentors can be drawn from oil & gas, banking, social voluntary sectors, etc.
  • Print and provide information on youth enterprise at LiveWIRE Resource Centre
  • Target Beneficiaries: Youths in the age range of 18 to 30 years.
  • For young people there is access to attractive, targeted, high quality, relevant programs and opportunities to meet other young people with similar ambitions and challenges.
  • For the joint venture partners especially Shell, there are Public Relations, media and brand opportunities aimed at demonstrating commitment to local economic development. In addition because LiveWIRE works in the area of youth development and small business (which in nearly every country around the world are major political and social concerns), it can provide platforms to involve government to interact with youths/future leaders. LiveWIRE can also provide good opportunities for Shell Employee Volunteering programs.
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