Shell Nigeria Rewards Energy Entrepreneurs

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Enterprise Television- Shell Nigeria Rewards Energy Entrepreneurs

Shell Nigeria has announced Ngozi Atalor, a Shell Nigeria LiveWIRE entrepreneur, as the winner of the pitching competition for young Nigerian entrepreneurs in alternative energy business, taking home N1m prize money to boost her business.

A statement on Wednesday said it came barely a month after she won a $5,000 merit category prize in the Shell LiveWIRE top 10 innovators competition, a global contest open to beneficiaries of Shell LiveWIRE, and aimed at rewarding shining cases of innovation in business supported by the programme.

It said judges at #makethefuture Accelerator event held in Port Harcourt assessed Atalor’s presentation on how to light up all homes in Nigeria as the most convincing and realisable, to place the young managing director of De-Rahbs Energy Services, a firm that specialises in solar panel construction, installation and maintenance, ahead of Prince Basi and Ibiere David, who emerged first and second runners-up, respectively.

The two runners up received N500,000 each for their efforts, according to the statement.

According to the statement, they all set up businesses that deliver energy solutions to customers in the Niger Delta and beyond.

It said in addition to the cash prizes, the three entrepreneurs would also receive coaching support from Co-creation Hub, a leading innovation hub in Nigeria.