The best illustration of from grass to grace as A Fish Seller Wins ₦100k Entrepreneurship Prize. A fish seller and 100 Level student of the University of Uyo, Destiny Abraham Nelson has emerged winner of the monthly entrepreneurship contest, tagged Princewill’s Trust Help the Hard Worker.
The Rivers State-based undergraduate who ventured into fish selling to enable her to pay her tuition, emerged the winner of the September 2020 edition, after a highly contested competition, beating Nimi Jack and Oscar Nyesom to win the N100,000 cash prize.
A statement from Princewills Trust quoted Prince Tonye Princewill, who presented the cash award on behalf of his Trust, as saying the aim of the Trust was simply to contribute to the economic development of Rivers State by encouraging ‘hard workers’.
He called on the winner to make judicious use of the money and give others like her, the inspiration to do well and upgrade their business too.
The “Help the Hard worker” monthly competition is organised by a non-governmental organisation, The Princewill’s Trust for Entrepreneurs, Youths and Rivers residents engaged in micro-business ventures and all forms of hard work in Rivers State.
Princewill reiterated that the Trust NGO has a special place for the voiceless and so as is customary, he encouraged more women, youths and persons with disabilities to enter for the contest.
A Fish Seller Wins ₦100k Entrepreneurship Prize: What She Has to Say
The winner said she was in need of funds to upgrade her business, but was helpless, adding that it had always been her dream and desire to work hard to succeed in life.
She called on youths in the state to be creative and engage in productive activities while thanking the Princewill’s Trust for giving her and others a wonderful opportunity in Rivers State.