NNPC/SPDC – JV Regional Livewire Program Nigeria 2023

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is a pioneer and leader in the petroleum industry in Nigeria. We invest heavily in our people. This is reflected in our industry-leading development programs. and our commitment to seeing our employees’ ideas travel and come to fruition.


We invite applications for:

Topic: Nigeria Regional Livewire Project 2023

Location: Nigeria


  • Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) is the operator of the joint venture. NNPC/SPDC/Total Energies/NAOC (SPDC-JV) announced the commencement of the SPDC-JV 2023 Regional Livewire Nigeria Program, focused on youth enterprise development.
  • The program aims to inspire, encourage and support young people aged 18-35 with training and finance to start their own businesses.

Purpose of the Livewire program

  • Helps youth build businesses by exposing them to business planning and management skills through ‘Successful Business Ownership Course’
  • Providing start-up grants to applicants with the best business plans.
  • It enables successful applicants to present their business plans to third parties such as financial institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • Provide a volunteer mentoring program for successful applicants.

Program content:

  • Before you begin: – Value and Organize Yourself (VOY) Bright Ideas (BI) Workshop
  • Be a successful business owner (Business Planning and Management)
  • Value Chain Workshop
  • starting a business (How to access finance and technology)
  • After the start (Consulting and market linkages)

You can apply from:

  • Applicants who are indigenes of Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River or Edo States and who must reside in their state of origin.
  • Must have a university degree or HND in any subject. Must not be in paid employment
  • Must have an innovative business idea.
  • Must desire to own and manage a business
  • Must not have been a business owner for more than three (3) years. Applicants must not have benefited from Shell’s community skills programs and social investments in enterprise development, such as LiveWIRE community skills training. Agricultural projects, etc.
  • Business plans related to the identified value chain sectors/areas, e.g.
    • agriculture
    • Clean Energy Solutions/Oil and Gas Social Enterprises
    • production
    • Retail and wholesale
    • ICT and telecommunications

Application closing date

Friday, December 22, 2023

How to apply

Interested and qualified applicants should:
Click here to apply online.

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