Dragons’ Den’s Doug Richard to help Nigeria business

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UK businessman and former reality TV star Doug Richard has launched an initiative in Nigeria to help young entrepreneurs set up businesses.

“There’s everything from web start-ups to snail farms going on,” he told the BBC’s Newsday programme.

The former judge on the Dragons’ Den show said he hoped to help 1,250 people set up businesses in a scheme funded by the Nigerian and UK governments.

The West African state is plagued by chronic poverty and unemployment.

Mr Richard said his School for Startups would help young entrepreneurs in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas.

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