Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey Youth Entrepreneurship Support Scheme (RHAB-YESS) is an initiative of Rt. Hon. Aniekan Bassey, Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, who became an entrepreneur at the age of 17 and was renowned for the manufacturing and production of goods and services with hundreds of persons in his employ. The scheme is aimed at mentoring and supporting young entrepreneurs to greatness. It is in support of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s Enterprise Development Drive.


In RHAB-YESS, our focus and approach to young entrepreneurs and women are holistic through Capital Financing/Funding of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs); Skill empowerment of Artisans and educational support to indigent students.

This approach is hinged on the fact that MSMEs are responsible for significant employment and income generation opportunities across the world. MSMEs have been identified as key drivers of poverty alleviation and development.

In developing economies, MSMEs operated by women and young entrepreneurs are the backbones of the economy. However, these businesses depend more on an enabling business environment that allows access to finance, information and the markets.


Please read the information below before applying

  • This Entrepreneurship Support Scheme is for every indigene of Akwa Ibom State currently running Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
  • It is for everyone that fulfils (1) above and who is in dire need of financial support to boost their SMEs.
  • This scheme is for everyone that fulfils (1) and (2) above who wants to build and empower their enterprise for self-sustainability.


Do five (5) Minutes video docummentary of your business on YouTube. Carefully fill the online form, add the YouTube link and submit.
The video documentary should include your Bio Data (Name, Local Government of Origin, Date of Birth and Educational Qualification), Description of Business/Enterprise, Economic Importance of Business/Enterprise to Akwa Ibom State.

JUDGEMENT CRITERIA: 9 best videos will be selected from the pool and subsequently placed on the Facebook page (Court of public opinion) for final selection of the Best-Three.

NOTE: Final Selection will be based on the number of likes (votes) garnered from viewers.

Call: +2348035136638. +2348050560819, Email: support@rhabyess.com


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